#341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald


Born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald really was named after the relative who penned the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.   He joked once driving by his ancestor's statue in Baltimore  “Don’t let Uncle Frank see me drunk!"   Scott was urbane and Princeton educated, yet he and the … Continue reading #341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald

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Queen Anne Stuart of Great Britian


Biograph Anne was born in the reign of her uncle Charles II, who had no legitimate children. Her father, James, was then the first in line to the throne, but because of his Roman Catholic ties, he was very unpopular with the House of Lords. Charles II recommended that Anne be raised as an Anglican … Continue reading Queen Anne Stuart of Great Britian