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Margaret George is a rolling stone who has lived in many places, beginning her traveling at the age of four when her father joined the U.S diplomatic service and was posted to a consulate in Taiwan The family traveled on a freighter named after Ulysses son Telemachus that took thirty days to reach Taiwan, where they spent two years Following that they lived in Tel Aviv right after the 1948 war, when it was relatively quiet , Bonn and Berlin during the spy and Cold War days before returning at the height of Elvis mania to Washington DC, where Margaret went to high school Margaret s first piece of published writing, at the age of thirteen, was a letter to TIME Magazine defending Elvis against his detractors Margaret has since been to Graceland But it was earlier in Israel that Margaret, an avid reader, began writing novels to amuse herself when she ran out of books to read Interestingly, the subject of these was not what lay around her in the Middle East, but the American west, which she had never set foot in Now that she lives in the American Midwest she writes about the Middle East Clearly writing in her case followed Emily Dickinson s observation There is no frigate like a book and she used it to go to faraway places Now she has added another dimension to that travel by specializing in visiting times remote from herself.Neither of these horse sagas got published, but the ten year old author received an encouraging note from an editor at Grosset Dunlap, telling her she had a budding talent but should work on her spelling.It was also in Israel that Margaret started keeping land tortoises as pets, an interest which she still follows today She had a great affinity for animals and nature and that led her to a double major at Tufts University in English literature and biology Following that she received an MA in ecology from Stanford University one of the earliest departments to offer such a concentration Today she is active in environmental and animal conservation groups.Combining her interests led her to a position as a science writer at the National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for four years.Her marriage at the end of that time meant moving, first to St Louis, then to Uppsala, Sweden, and then to Madison, Wisconsin, where she and her husband Paul have lived for than twenty years now They have one grown daughter who lives in California and is in graduate school.Through all this Margaret continued to write, albeit slowly and always on only one project at a time She wrote what she refers to as her Ayn Rand adventure novel in college and her Sex and the City novel in Washington DC It was in St Louis that she suddenly got the idea of writing a psycho biography of Henry VIII She had never seen such a thing done but became convinced the king was a victim of bad PR and she should rescue his good name Her background in science meant that only after thoroughly researching the literature and scholarship on Henry VIII would she embark on the novel itself She sought the guidance of a Tudor historian at Washington University for a reading list, and proceeded from there.It was actually fourteen years between her initial idea and the publication of The Autobiography of Henry VIII The book made an impression for several reasons first, because no one had ever written a novel sympathetic to the king before second, because it covered his entire life from before birth until after his death, making it almost a thousand pages long, and third, because it was so fact filled.
Helen of Troy In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, Helen, Helena, Ancient Greek Heln , pronounced also known as beautiful Helen, Helen of Argos, or Helen of Sparta, was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world She was believed to have been the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was the sister of Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux, Philonoe, Phoebe and Timandra. Helen of Troy Legend, Family, Worship Britannica Helen of Troy, in Greek legend, the most beautiful woman of Greece Her suitors came from all parts of Greece, and from among them she chose Menelaus, Agamemnon s younger brother Helen later fled to Troy with Paris, son of the Trojan king Priam, an Helen of Troy Greek Mythology Helen of Troy When Menelaus realised what had happened, he asked all the suitors to help him bring his wife back, as they had sworn initially This is how the Trojan War started In some accounts, Helen was thought to prosper in the city of Troy and be a treacherous woman, but in other stories, she was considered to be in constant gloom and sorrow. Helen People Helen of Troy, in Greek mythology, the most beautiful woman in the world Helen actress born , Indian actress Helen given name , a given name including a list of people with the name Places Helen, Georgia, United States, a small city Helen, Maryland, United States, an unincorporated place Helen, Washington, an unincorporated community in Company Helen of Troy Helen of Troy Limited NASDAQ HELE is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well recognized and widely trusted brands We have built leading market positions through new product innovation, product quality and competitive pricing. Biography of Helen of Troy, Cause of the Trojan War May , Helen of Troy is a character in Homer s classic epic poem, the Iliad, written in the th century about the Trojan War, imagined by the Greeks to have occurred about years earlier Her story is one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and is said to be one of the main reasons for a year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known Helen of Troy Limited Overview Dec , At Helen of Troy, we promise to treat your data with respect and will not share your information with any third party You can unsubscribe to any of the investor alerts you are subscribed to by visiting the unsubscribe section below If you experience any issues with this process, please contact us for further assistance. Brands Helen of Troy We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great.We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar. Helen of Troy Storynory In Greek mythology, Helen was the most beautiful woman from the age of the heroes She was the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta After Helen ran away with Paris, prince of Troy, the Greek armies fought a ten year long war against Troy to win her back, as told by Homer Christopher Marlowe, called her, the Face that Launched a Thousand Ships. Helen of Troy in the Iliad of Homer ThoughtCo Jan , The Iliad describes the conflicts between Achilles and his leader, Agamemnon, and between Greeks and Trojans, following the abduction of Agamemnon s sister in law, Helen of Sparta aka Helen of Troy , by the Trojan prince Paris.Helen s precise role in the abduction is unknown since the event is a matter of legend rather than historical fact and has been