Archive for Month: November 2013

Banović Strahinja – A Serbian Narrative Poem in Decasyllable

Sometime in the second half of 14th century,  Strahinja (“nj” is pronounced like in “canyon”) was the lord of the territory west of Kosovo. The name, Strahinja, derives from the word strah which means fear, awe.  Such names were given to ward off evil. The descriptive Banovich, meaning son of the […]

Henry VIII Fourth Wife

Her name was Anne of Cleves. The marriage did not last longer than six month because Henry did not find Anne attractive enough. He already had his eye on Cathrine Howard.  During those six month, however,  Anne did her best to  reconcile Henry’s daughters, Mary and Elisabeth, to each other […]