Uneasy Lies the Crown, A Novel of Owain Glyndwr by N. Gemini SassonFor centuries, the bards have sung of King Arthur’s return,
but is this reluctant warrior prince the answer to those prophecies?
In the year 1399, Welsh nobleman Owain Glyndwr is living out a peaceful gentleman’s life in the Dee Valley of Wales with his wife Margaret and their eleven children. But when Henry of Bolingbroke, the Duke of Lancaster, usurps the throne of England from his cousin Richard II, that tranquility is forever shattered. What starts as a feud with a neighboring English lord over a strip of land evolves into something greater—a fight for the very independence of Wales.
Leading his crude army of Welshmen against armor-clad columns of English, Owain wins key victories over his enemies. After a harrowing encounter on the misty slopes of Cadair Idris, the English knight Harry Hotspur offers Owain a pact he cannot resist.
Peace, however, comes with a price. As tragedies mount, Owain questions whether he can find the strength within himself not only to challenge the most powerful monarch of his time, but to fulfill the prophecies and lead his people to freedom without destroying those around him.
Sophie Scholl And The White Rose Remembered In Munich
Holocaust Resistance: The White Rose - A Lesson in Dissent
On this day, 74 years ago, three young adults placed their heads beneath a guillotine and prepared to die. Their crime? Speaking out against the Nazis with graffiti and hand-printed pamphlets. Their names? The White Rose emerged from a core group of students who attended the University of Munich. He served at the Eastern Front for three months as a medic. There, he witnessed the abuse of Jewish laborers firsthand and heard rumors of the extermination of European Jews and Poles.
Circa Sophie Scholl was just 21 years old when she was executed along with her brother, year-old Hans Scholl, on Feb. The Scholl siblings had been arrested three days earlier and undergone nearly constant interrogation by the Gestapo before their trial. Nazi judge Roland Freisle r, infamous for handing out death sentences in some 90 percent of his cases, made short work of the proceedings before sentencing both Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl to death. What had they done to warrant such a punishment at such a young age?
by Jacob G. Hornberger
In May, German troops were on the battlefields of Russia and North Africa, while students at the University of Munich attended salons sharing their love of medicine, Theology, and philosophy and their aversion to the Nazi regime. Along with Christoph Probst, a married soldier and father of three, they eventually joined The White Rose. At 12 Sophie joined the Hitler Youth, but became disillusioned. To the Scholl family loyalty meant obeying the dictates of the heart. When the mass deportation of Jews began in , Sophie, Hans, Alexander and Jurgen realized it was time for action. They bought a typewriter and a duplicating machine and Hans and Alex wrote the first leaflet with the heading: Leaflets of The White Rose, which said:. Members of The White Rose worked day and night in secrecy, producing thousands of leaflets, mailed from undetectable locations in Germany, to scholars and medics.
She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich LMU with her brother, Hans. As a result, she was executed by guillotine. Since the s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work. She was the fourth of six children:. Scholl was brought up in the Lutheran church. She entered junior or grade school at the age of seven, learned easily, and had a carefree childhood.