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Jun. 26th, 2008 @ 05:02 am A Silver Moon now fully uploaded.
Here is the full episode:
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Jun. 24th, 2008 @ 08:56 am A Silver Moon
I am uploading the fourth episode of the first season of By the Sword Divided to YouTube. Uploading is taking a long time, but part 1 is now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnUJ7Yp5kRs

I would have started with the first episode, but the DVD is missing.
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Jun. 6th, 2008 @ 05:39 am Video Clips
I have uploaded some clips of By the Sword Divided to YouTube.

Here is my favourite clip, King Charles II returning to Arnescote to thank those who supported him and his father:

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Jan. 20th, 2008 @ 08:13 am (no subject)
This is a songvid using an old Cavalier song. Hope you like it.


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Jul. 6th, 2007 @ 06:46 am A Prayer of Charles I in captivity.
For Thou, O Lord, seest clearly through all the cloudings of humane affaires; Thou judgest without prejudice: Thy Omniscience eternally guides thy unerrable Judgement.

O my God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soule, and have not set Thee before their eyes.

Consider My enemies, O Lord, for they are many, and they hate me with a deadly hatred without a cause.

For Thou knowest, I had no passion, designe or preparation to embroyle My Kingdomes in a Civill Warre; whereto I had least temptation; as knowing I must adventure more then any, and could gaine least of any by it.

Thou, O Lord, art my witnesse how oft I have deplored, and studied to divert the necessity thereof, wherein I cannot well be thought so prodigally thirsty of my Subjects blood, as to venture my own Life, which I have been oft compelled to doe in this un happy Warre; and which were better spent to save then to destroy my People.

O Lord, I need much of thy grace, with patience to bear the many afflictions thou hast suffered some men to bring upon me; but much more to bear the unjust reproaches of those, who not content that I suffer most by the Warre, will needs perswade the world that I have raised first, or given just cause to raise it.

The confidence of some mens false tongues is such, that they would make me almost suspect my own innocency: Yea, I could be content (at least by my silence) to take upon me so great a guilt before men, If by that I might allay the malice of my Enemies, and redeeme my People from this miserable Warre; since thou O Lord knowest my Innocency in this thing.

Thou wilt finde out bloudy and deceitfull men; many of whom have not lived out half their daies, in which they promised themselves the enjoyment of the fruits of their violent and wicked Counsells.

Save, O Lord, thy servant, as hitherto thou hast, and in thy due time scatter the people that delight in Warre.

Arise O Lord, lift up thy self, because of the rage of mine Enemies, which encreaseth more and more. Behold them that have conceived mischief, travelled with iniquity, and brought forth falshood.

Thou knowest the chief designe of this Warre is, either to destroy My Person, or force My Judgment, and to make me renege my Conscience and thy Truth.

I am driven to crosse Davids choise and desire, rather to fall into the hands of men, by denying them, (thought their mercies be cruell) then into thy hands by sinning against My Conscience, and in that against thee, who art a consuming fire; Better they destroy Me, then thou shouldst damne Me.

Be thou ever the defence of My soul, who wilt save the upright in heart.

If nothing but My bloud will satisfie My Enemies, or quench the flames of My Kingdomes, or thy temporall Justice, I am content, if it be thy will, that it be shed by Mine owne Subjects hands.

But o let the bloud of Me, though their King, yet a sinner, be washed with the Bloud of My Innocent and peace-making Redeemer, for in that thy Justice will find not only a temporary expiation, but an eternall plenary satisfaction; both for my sins, and the sins of my People; whom I beseech thee still own for thine, and when thy wrath is appeased by my Death, O Remember thy great mercies toward them, and forgive them! O my Father, for they know not what they doe.
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Jun. 13th, 2007 @ 07:47 am Slandering my King!
I just found this online at http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/charlesI.htm: "King Charles I was his own worst enemy. Self-righteous, arrogant, and unscrupulous; he had a penchant for making bad decisions. His troubles began the moment he ascended the throne in 1625 upon the death of his father James I. Charles simultaneously alienated both his subjects and his Parliament, prompting a series of events that ultimately lead to civil war, his own death and the abolition of the English monarchy."

Not one word is true! Let's take it a bit at a time:

"King Charles I was his own worst enemy."

That position was actually filled by John Pym and later Oliver Cromwell.
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Jun. 8th, 2007 @ 09:30 pm Fic: My Trembling Fingers Played With Yours. (Inspired by random poem)
My Trembling Fingers Played With Yours.
(By the Sword Divided - Edward Ferrar)
Potential spoiler for anyone who hasn't seen up to "A Sea of Dangers" and "Ring of Fire".
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Jun. 8th, 2007 @ 07:20 am Prince Rupert and the Sinking Ship.
Last night I was reading a biography of Prince Rupert of the Rhine. During the three years he spent as a pirate, the ship he was on began to take on water. Up until that point, the crew had been near to mutiny, but seeing the danger, instead of trying to save themselves, they decided to get the prince off the ship (wherever he went, he inspired devotion in his men).

The prince refused the men's pleas to go to safety on one of the other ships. He had decided to stay and face whatever danger came with his men. In the end, they overpowered him and put him on a boat against his will. Later, realising they could not save the ship and that there was no way by then to get themselves to safety, the remaining crew took communion together and then faced their deaths bravely. Prince Rupert tried to bring his ship alongside to rescue them, but it was impossible. That, coupled with the death of his brother not long after, cast a shadow over his life for a long time.
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Jun. 3rd, 2007 @ 07:27 pm Susan's Progress complete
I've now finished the Susan Protheroe gallery at: http://pics.livejournal.com/ysgawen/gallery/0000fbfd
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May. 27th, 2007 @ 05:11 pm Story: After Horton's Death (Spoilers for Retribution)
After Horton's Death.
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