Mary Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette
I think she might have loved to have been a historian in the style of Lady Antonia Fraser! I've been reading the memoirs of Lady Antonia thanks to our fabulous Faux Fuchsia. (FF always has the best book recommendations!) Now I'm on to reading a couple of her books, and I will in fact be making "a study" of them.
I'm not going to say I'm a genius when it comes to reading historical non-fiction. My mind can wander easily and I don't hold on to the details very well, which means I have to go back and read whatever I've missed. So I'll approach these books like a student, taking down notes, maybe drawing diagrams of the intricacies of the connections between people, dates and places.
This will hopefully have the added benefit of helping out my handwriting. I don't write much by hand anymore and it really shows. It's not a skill I want to lose. I'll be filling up my new Moleskin notebook with my studies.
Hope your Saturday is cozy with something fun thrown in.