“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too…”

Lavina Teerlinc, ‘Elizabethan Royal Maundy,’ miniature, circa 1560.

Another thing I find incredibly dubious about the British monarchy…

Charles III is technically ‘Head of the English Church.’ I mostly approve of Charles’ humanitarian values and character, generally, at least as it has developed in his maturity, and I…



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Yvonne Owens, PhD

I'm a writer/researcher/arts educator on Vancouver Island and all round global citizen who loves humans even though we're such a phenomenal pain-in-the-ass.