User:Jeanne boleyn

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Official portrait of Jeanne Boleyn, taken in Venice, California, May 1974. "A crash course for the ravers"
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Jeanne in 1974. A member of the Tony Manero generation
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For your work on the 2000s in fashion article Nick19thind (talk) 23:45, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
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To Jeanne Boleyn, for all your efforts to make wikipedia a friendly, fun, and welcoming place to all. -- Jack McNamee (talk) 23:52, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
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To Jeanne for bringing smiles to our faces Andy F (talk) 11:58, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks for all your efforts  Bojan  Talk  17:12, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
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For having by far the nicest userpage I have ever seen! :D Robster1983 (talk) 12:58, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
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I award myself the Margaret of Anjou Award for possessing the adroit ability to avoid edit-warring by the unrestrained use of diplomacy, impeccable manners, scintillating wit and charm to reach compromises

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About Myself[edit]

Hello, I'm Jeanne Boleyn. My real name is actually Jeanne, however most of my friends call me Jenny. (Yes, I do have friends, incredible as that may sound).

On 2 April 2008 I arrived as a user, due to my passionate love of history ( in particular the Middle Ages and Tudor England), and the desire to correct the many errors and omissions in Wikipedia. My first edit was to add a birthdate to the Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau (Madame X) article. My favourite personages from history are Anne Boleyn, Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine, Margaret of Anjou, Mary, Queen of Scots, the Romanovs, the Sforza and Visconti families, Anne de Beaujeu of France, Richard III, King John of England, his consort Isabella of Angouleme, and the enigmatic, misunderstood "patsy" Lee Harvey Oswald. I am also interested in the recent, tragic period of Irish history commonly referred to as " the Troubles", as well as the Wars of the Roses, the Hundred Years War, the Crusader kingdoms and the Knights Templar. I have always been intrigued by the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Sensational crimes such as the Black Dahlia murder and Jack the Ripper killings interest me as do unsolved mysteries. I happen to be a Tarot reader as well as an astrologer, which is why I'm a stickler for exact birthdates.

Throughout my life, I've held an odd assortment of jobs which I'll thankfully not itemise here due to the fact that I've happily forgotten most of them! I currently reside in Italy although I am not Italian. I am a member of the Tony Manero generation and was born in Santa Monica, California (lucky me), on 29 June in the year when rock-and-roll was young, Elvis was king, Marilyn the queen, and the world was innocently slumbering in Eisenhower-induced conservatism, completely unaware of the 1960s which was waiting in the wings, and about to catapult onto the historical stage with its neo-pagan celebration of youth, rebellion, creativity, individuality, and oh-so-wonderful music. I am the youngest child of four. I have two sisters, Judie and Carolyn, and a brother, Steve. I attended Venice High School (surf city, here I come) in Los Angeles (ah...El Lay, land of the flashy, rich movie star). I am, however, mostly self-educated, hold no degrees, and did not attend university. (I do not regret the latter!) I have also lived in Ireland, England, Texas, two weeks in Florida, and now Italy. I have visited Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, and many American states.

My ancestry is Irish (both Southern and Northern), English, French, and remotely Welsh, Scottish, and German. In fact, six of my maternal ancestors have their own articles on Wikipedia, including Adrienne Du Vivier, John Johns Trigg, George Walker, and Richard Townsend. My distant maternal cousin was Canadian hockey legend Bernie Geoffrion, also known as Boom Boom Geoffrion, and one of my direct ancestresses was a notorious La Baleine Bride. My zodiac sign is Cancer, with a moon in Sagittarius, and Aquarius ascendant. I have four children, Anton, Keith, Richard, and Tatiana (named after Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia); a big, bad gold cat named Tony and a pineapple-headed canary named Billy. I have dark green eyes, a dash of freckles across my nose, and am 5'8 tall (1.73). Currently my hair is long and dyed blue-black.

I have a penchant for black clothing, black footwear, and black nail varnish, and I own a rather large doll, photo, and book collection. I am currently collecting DVD's of my favourite films (see list below). I am a Nancy Drew mysteries reader, and have been so since I was a young girl. In the summer, I spend every single day lying on a beach and swimming in the warm azure sea, alongside the jellyfish, speedboats, and lifeguards. My hobbies are reading, writing, photography, using the Internet, Tarot cards, studying astrology, genealogy, listening to music, watching films. I love discussions which can last far into the wee hours of the morning, dancing, travelling, and visiting ancient castles and places with a lot of atmosphere. I also enjoy going to car meets and watching Formula One on tv. I'm a fan of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari. Ironically, I do not drive a car myself (O irony, sublime irony!!) My favourite cities and towns are Venice (Italy), Dublin, Belfast, Rome, London, Edinburgh, Tombstone (Arizona), and Taormina.

My politics are rather right-wing; I'm a Monarchist, I believe in God and reincarnation, I am of the Anglican religion and I despise the current PC mentality as it restricts freedom of thought and smooth flow of speech. My social class is fluid, which basically means that I am intrinsically quite refined, and possess enough of the required social graces to mix easily in polite society, yet I am also street-wise, and if needs be, can find my way rather nicely around the gutter. I admit I have done so on occasion, but shall not delve further into that (Sorry but one must retain a bit of mystery, no?).

I'm also a long-standing Rolling Stones fan. Keith Richards is my personal hero, my male alter-ego, and in my opinion, the greatest rock guitarist of all time!!!

As far as Wikipedia articles are concerned, I am an inclusionist. Like Christmas presents under the tree, the more the merrier! As I'm just a wee bit opinionated (a trait I received from my Ulster forebears) I'm sure to annoy quite a few people. I shall now offer my apologies in advance. I do, however, strive to remain civil keeping only the merest trace of acid on my fingertips.

I'm a Medievalist, or to use the local lingo, a Wikimedievalist (One has to always keep abreast of the current slang to maintain one's cool, hip, with-it image).

You'll be hearing from me quite often. (Now this is an understatement, if there ever was one!!)

Another bit of trivia: Back in the 1960s, I was a girl scout, but got kicked out for fighting and non-payment of dues! I prefer to use British English rather than American. I do not smoke nor do I imbibe alcoholic beverages to excess. This female also loves coca-cola, chocolate, Lapsang Souchong tea, lime Bacardi Breezers, Red Bulls (Olé!), and Mexican food!!!

My nicknames include Jenny, Medusa, and Lucrezia Borgia. My pet hates also include housework, cooking, ironing, and all other kinds of boring, mundane crap that consumes my precious time on this Earth. I also hate conceit, rudeness, condescension, sarcastic people, and those who use profanity to flex their muscles in a pathetic attempt to intimidate others with their balls-out stance. The fact that I happen to use profanity to excess is neither here nor there. I cannot abide dress codes at the workplace or other stupid rules of that sort.

As of 22 May 2010, I've made over 45,000 edits, with my 45,000th edit being to the Barbara Villiers article. I have never broken the 3RR, nor have I ever commited an act of vandalism. I have, to my regret, engaged in a few edit wars, one especially unpleasant and viewed by many. Most of the articles and stubs that I have created have been biographies of medieval heiresses and noblewomen. I believe I have partially succeeded in bringing many long-forgotten figures from out of the lonely shadows of obscurity and into the dazzling light of historical recognition. My most gratifying edits have been contributions to the Anne Boleyn, the Troubles, Anne of France, Isabella of Angouleme, Margaret of Anjou, May Overthrow, the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, and the Miami Showband killings articles- (these last two were extremely harrowing). My most difficult edit was fixing the grammar on the Caterina Sforza article. Well, I believe I've managed to adequately describe myself in one overlong essay.

Don't like me? No? Oh well... c'est la vie (said with nonchalant neo-Templarian hauteur). Ciao for now!

Oh, one last thing: The Beatles are gear and The Rolling Stones are the greatest rock band in the world!

And do remember that we are all just prisoners of the planet Earth and its arbitrary whims.......

Jeanne in Venice, Italy. Sailing on a dream.....
Jeanne in 1989
Jeanne and Tatiana in 1998
Jeanne and her gang "Wanna be in my gang?" As you all can see, she's buying her stairway to heaven
Jeanne as an Absolute Beginner in the swinging 60's. Wasn't she gear?!!!!The hairstyle was known as a pixie-cut
you could tell I was no debutante

The Three Silver Rules of Survival at Wikipedia[edit]

  • Go with the flow, man, or else you get the sh.t kicked out of you. Just picture yourself standing in the first couple of rows at an Aerosmith concert in 1978 amidst a seething, churning, agitated mob of drunken humanity and you'll get the picture.
  • Keep cool Crazy boy/girl, keep it cool. Just like Ice in West Side Story. Cool.
  • Occasionally one has to eat Humble Pie. Now, this is not such a bad thing, especially when it comes in the form of Steve Marriott. Yummy or more-ish as they used to say when I lived in Brighton.

In addition to the three silver rules of survival, to edit successfully at Wikipedia, one needs the courage of Richard the Lion Heart, the hide of an elephant, the patience of St. Catherine tied to her wheel, plus a decent library certainly doesn't hurt.

When all else fails, and you just cannot take anymore; head over to YouTube and watch a couple of your favourite music videos. That always serves to calm me down. My advice as must-see, good-humour-inducing videos are The Rolling Stones Faraway Eyes (yep), Pet Shop Boys Always on My Mind, The Doors performing Touch Me, Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen, Three Dog Night The Show Must Go On, The Beatles I Need You, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me), The Small Faces Itchycoo Park, Kate Bush, Them Heavy People, Haysie Fantayzee John Wayne is Big Leggy, Adam and the Ants' Stand and Deliver, Fifth Dimension Wedding Bell Blues, Modern Romance Best Years of Our Lives (John Duprez playing his trumpet wearing a flight suit and goggles is priceless), Black Oak Arkansas performing Jim Dandy to the Rescue live, and The Undertones My Perfect Cousin.


ARTICLES AND STUBS I HAVE CREATED[edit]

  1. Marie of Hohenstaufen (18 April 2008)
  2. Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington (20 April 2008)
  3. Marie I de Coucy, Countess of Soissons (21 April 2008)
  4. Billy Giles (24 April 2008), UVF and PUP member
  5. Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier (25 April 2008)
  6. The Max Lazer Band (26 April 2008) alas since deleted-what a pity (sorry Jarrett darling, I tried!)
  7. Amy Brown (royal wife) (26 April 2008)
  8. Joseph Hyacinth Francois de Paule de Rigaud, Comte de Vaudreuil (2 May 2008)
  9. Margaret de Bohun, 2nd Countess of Devon (4 May 2008)
  10. Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba (7 May 2008)
  11. Marie Wallace, actress from the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows (8 May 2008)
  12. Elizabeth Fones (12 May 2008)
  13. Lady Frances Devereux (18 May 2008)
  14. Alianore de Lovayne (27 May 2008)
  15. Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville (29 May 2008)
  16. Margaret de Clare, Baroness Badlesmere, the first woman imprisoned in the Tower of London (30 May 2008)
  17. Alice de Lusignan of Angouleme (2 June 2008)
  18. Alice le Brun de Lusignan (2 June 2008)
  19. Sable Starr (5 June 2008)
  20. Maud de Braose (6 June 2008)
  21. Francoise d'Orleans-Longueville (9 June 2008)
  22. Marie of Alencon (10 June 2008)
  23. Adrienne Du Vivier (12 June 2008) (my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother)
  24. Isabella of Urgell, Duchess of Coimbra (17 June 2008)
  25. Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln (21 June 2008)
  26. Magdalen Dacre, Viscountess Montagu (22 June 2008)
  27. Isabel de Clare, 3rd Countess of Pembroke (24 June 2008)
  28. Eva Marshal, Baroness Abergavenny (26 July 2008)
  29. Elizabeth Tilney (30 August 2008)
  30. Elizabeth Bourchier (8 September 2008)
  31. Blanche de Brienne, Baroness Tingry (19 September 2008)
  32. Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun (20 September 2008)
  33. Beatrice de Montfort, Countess of Montfort-l'Amaury (21 September 2008)
  34. Mabel Browne (27 September 2008)
  35. Alice de Warenne (29 September 2008)
  36. Joan Fitzalan (30 September 2008)
  37. Elizabeth de Badlesmere (4 October 2008)
  38. Katherine Mortimer, Countess of Warwick (5 October 2008)
  39. Joan Butler, Countess of Ormond (6 October 2008)
  40. Lady Joan FitzAlan (6 October 2008)
  41. Elizabeth de Bohun (7 October 2008)
  42. Alice de Toeni (8 October 2008)
  43. Maud le Vavasour (8 October 2008)
  44. Charlotte de Sauve, French courtesan (9 October 2008)
  45. Joan FitzGerald (10 October 2008)
  46. Egidia de Lacy (14 October 2008)
  47. Margery de Burgh (14 October 2008)
  48. Elizabeth Darcy, Countess of Ormond (15 October 2008)
  49. Anne Welles, Countess of Ormond (15 October 2008)
  50. Bertha of Hereford (1 November 2008)
  51. Edith of Mercia (3 November 2008)
  52. Isabel de Verdun (5 November 2008)
  53. Charlotte Lee, Lady Baltimore (6 November 2008)
  54. Tony Sperandeo (9 November 2008)
  55. Barbara Livi (10 November 2008)
  56. Melisende of Arsuf (12 November 2008)
  57. Alice de la Roche (16 November 2008)
  58. Margaret de Baux (19 November 2008)
  59. Jeanne de Bar, Countess of Marle and Soissons (20 November 2008)
  60. Jeanne de Laval (23 November 2008)
  61. Marguerite of Savoy (24 November 2008)
  62. Ippolita Maria Sforza (26 November 2008)
  63. Agnese del Maino (1 December 2008)
  64. Lucrezia Landriani (2 December 2008)
  65. Bianca Riario (5 December 2008) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  66. Taddea Visconti (17 December 2008)
  67. Caterina Visconti (19 December 2008)
  68. Marguerite of Enghien (29 December 2008)
  69. Clara Gonzaga (2 January 2009)
  70. Jacqueline de Longwy (6 January 2009)
  71. Jeanne of Angouleme (10 January 2009)
  72. Ricky Memphis (15 January 2009)
  73. Serena Autieri (18 January 2009)
  74. Kledi Kadiu (19 January 2009)
  75. Maria De Filippi (19 January 2009)
  76. Bianca Guaccero (27 January 2009)
  77. Pamela Prati (28 January 2009)
  78. Perri Lister (29 January 2009)
  79. Alice of Saluzzo (9 February 2009)
  80. Maud of Chester (10 February 2009) (Dedicated to fellow editor User:Titch Tucker a proud Scot in the fashion of his heroes William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. I wish him a quick, and complete recovery.)
  81. Maud de Braose, Baroness Wigmore (12 February 2009)
  82. Anne of Armagnac (19 February 2009)
  83. Charlotte of Albret (19 February 2009)
  84. Marie of Albret, Countess of Rethel (20 February 2009)
  85. Francesco Benigno (21 February 2009)
  86. Henriette of Cleves (23 February 2009)
  87. Ragazzi Fuori (25 February 2009) (Italian film)
  88. Mery per sempre (27 February 2009) (Italian film)
  89. ZEN (Palermo) (28 February 2009)
  90. Alessandro Di Sanzo (28 February 2009)
  91. Salvatore Termini (2 March 2009)
  92. Elizabeth Keith, Countess of Huntly (3 March 2009)
  93. Jean Gordon, Countess of Bothwell (3 March 2009)
  94. Agnes Keith, Countess of Moray (9 March 2009)
  95. Janet Beaton (15 March 2009) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  96. Charlotte de Laval (20 March 2009)
  97. Anne Hamilton, Countess of Huntly (23 March 2009)
  98. Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland (24 March 2009)
  99. Agnes Leslie, Countess of Morton (25 March 2009)
  100. Agnes Douglas, Countess of Argyll (25 March 2009) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  101. Jean Hepburn (26 March 2009)
  102. Elizabeth Percy, Countess of Essex (31 March 2009)
  103. Jeanne of Ponthieu (14 April 2009)
  104. Jeanne of Artois (17 April 2009)
  105. Claudio Gioè (19 April 2009)
  106. Simona Cavallari (19 April 2009)
  107. Anne Woodville (28 April 2009)
  108. Jeanne de Fougères (5 May 2009)
  109. Marguerite de Sablé (7 May 2009)
  110. Maud de Badlesmere (10 May 2009)
  111. Alice Comyn (11 May 2009)
  112. Alice Fitzalan (13 May 2009)
  113. Alianore Holland (14 May 2009)
  114. Elizabeth de Veele, Queen of Leinster (15 May 2009)
  115. Ida de Grey (20 May 2009)
  116. Ela, Countess of Salisbury (22 May 2009)
  117. John Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Kent (25 May 2009)
  118. Maud de Lacy (26 May 2009)
  119. Juliana FitzGerald (28 May 2009)
  120. Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln (2 June 2009)
  121. Maud of Gloucester (3 June 2009)
  122. Eleanor Holland (3 June 2009)
  123. Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings (3 June 2009)
  124. Mabel FitzHamon of Gloucester (8 June 2009)
  125. Elizabeth Cheney (1422-1473) (9 June 2009)
  126. Margaret Grey (10 June 2009)
  127. William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville (10 June 2009)
  128. Charlotte de Bourbon-La Marche, Queen of Cyprus (14 June 2009)
  129. Beatrice Regina della Scala (16 June 2009)
  130. Barbara of Hesse (17 June 2009)
  131. Helena Palaiologina, Queen of Cyprus (18 June 2009) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  132. Marietta de Patras (19 June 2009)
  133. Eddie Little Sky (21 June 2009) (Native American actor)
  134. Isabel Bigod (29 June 2009) Feck, it was deleted!!
  135. Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville (30 June 2009)
  136. Jeanne de Béthune (1 July 2009)
  137. Philippa of Champagne (1 July 2009)
  138. Melisende of Lusignan (3 July 2009)
  139. Anna II, Abbess of Quedlinburg (3 July 2009)
  140. Louise Borgia (6 July 2009)
  141. Margaret de Braose (16 July 2009)
  142. Mor O'Toole, Queen of Leinster (20 July 2009)
  143. Isabelle de Craon (27 July 2009)
  144. Jeanne des Roches (30 July 2009)
  145. Isabelle de Meulan (2 August 2009)
  146. Schisò Castle (10 August 2009)
  147. Vignazza Tower (10 August 2009)
  148. Corvaja Palace (22 August 2009)
  149. Yolande de Dreux, Countess of Penthièvre and of Porhoet (23 August 2009)
  150. Margaret of Huntingdon, Princess of Scotland (27 August 2009)
  151. Eleanor de Braose (27 August 2009)
  152. Maud Marshal (28 August 2009)
  153. Alice FitzAlan (1378-1415) (30 August 2009)
  154. Maud FitzJohn (31 August 2009)
  155. Maud de Prendergast (4 September 2009)
  156. Marie I of Auvergne (5 September 2009)
  157. Anastasia de Montfort, Countess of Nola (11 September 2009)
  158. Theodora Komnene Angelina (16 September 2009)
  159. Pio Vittorio Vigo (19 September 2009) Bishop of Acireale
  160. Kevin McGrady (22 September 2009) IRA informer
  161. Margaret de Quincy (28 September 2009)
  162. Seminary of Acireale (29 September 2009)
  163. Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke (2 October 2009)
  164. Raz Degan (5 October 2009), Israeli actor
  165. Davy Payne (10 October 2009) UDA member
  166. Robin Jackson (13 October 2009) UVF member
  167. Billy Hanna (14 October 2009) UVF member
  168. John Francis Green (15 October 2009) IRA member
  169. Lady Anne Carr, Countess of Bedford (28 October 2009)
  170. Rachel Wriothesley, Lady Russell (30 October 2009)
  171. Maud of Lancaster, Countess of Ulster (2 November 2009)
  172. Maud de Ufford, Countess of Oxford (5 November 2009)
  173. Agnes de Launcekrona (6 November 2009)
  174. Isabella Mortimer, Countess of Arundel (9 November 2009)
  175. Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly (10 November 2009)
  176. Ela Longespee (11 November 2009)
  177. Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly (11 November 2009)
  178. Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly (13 November 2009)
  179. Eve de Bermingham, Lady Offaly (14 November 2009)
  180. Katherine FitzGerald, Viscountess Grandison (16 November 2009)
  181. Anne Brandon, Baroness Grey of Powys (17 November 2009)
  182. Mary Brandon, Baroness Monteagle (17 November 2009)
  183. Anne Bray, Baroness Cobham (18 November 2009)
  184. Anne Vavasour, Elizabethan strumpet (20 November 2009)
  185. Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset (21 November 2009)
  186. Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kildare (23 November 2009)
  187. Dorothy Bray, Baroness Chandos (24 November 2009)
  188. Joan Larke, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's mistress (25 November 2009)
  189. Anne Bourchier, Baroness Dacre (26 November 2009)
  190. Mary Fiennes, Lady Norris (26 November 2009)
  191. Margaret Knox, wife of John Knox (27 November 2009)
  192. Marie of Savoy (27 November 2009)
  193. Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre (28 November 2009)
  194. Natasha Stefanenko (30 November 2009)
  195. Anne Morgan, Baroness Hunsdon (1 December 2009)
  196. Dorothy Stafford (2 December 2009)
  197. Ursula Pole (3 December 2009)
  198. Anne Calthorpe (8 December 2009)
  199. Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, Lead singer of Black Oak Arkansas (11 December 2009)
  200. Anne Hastings, Countess of Shrewsbury (15 December 2009)
  201. Lady Elizabeth Stanley (16 December 2009)
  202. Giuseppe Fiorello, Italian actor (17 December 2009)
  203. Bridget de Vere (17 December 2009)
  204. Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby (18 December 2009)
  205. Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford (19 December 2009)
  206. Mabel Digby, Lady FitzGerald (22 December 2009)
  207. Elizabeth Trewinnard, Cornish pirate (23 December 2009)
  208. Elizabeth Norris, Baroness Norris of Rycote (26 December 2009)
  209. Margaret Fiennes, 11th Baroness Dacre (28 December 2009)
  210. Elizabeth Spencer, Baroness Hunsdon (29 December 2009)
  211. Alice Spencer (29 December 2009)
  212. Anne Somerset, Countess of Northumberland (30 December 2009)
  213. 2010-2019 in fashion (1 January 2010)
  214. Julia Bulette (2 January 2010)
  215. Josephine Airey (4 January 2010)
  216. Tessie Wall (4 January 2010)
  217. Josephine Meeker (5 January 2010)
  218. Chipeta, Native American woman and wife of Ute chief (7 January 2010)
  219. Lucy Somerset, Baroness Latimer (8 January 2010)
  220. Anne Gainsford, Lady-in-waiting of Anne Boleyn (8 January 2010)
  221. Isabel de Tolosa Cortés de Moctezuma (11 January 2010)
  222. Jeanne de Gontaut (13 January 2010)
  223. Joan FitzGerald, Countess of Ormond (13 January 2010)
  224. Lady Catherine Gordon (18 January 2010)
  225. Frances Newton, Lady Cobham (19 January 2010)
  226. Lady Frances Radclyffe (21 January 2010)
  227. Lady Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of "Hotspur" (27 January 2010)
  228. Joan Vaux (1 February 2010)
  229. Martha Denny, Lady Carew (17 February 2010)
  230. Judith of Bavaria, Duchess of Swabia (23 February 2010)
  231. Judith of Flanders, Countess of Northumbria (4 March 2010)
  232. Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angouleme, mother of Isabella of Angouleme (12 March 2010)
  233. Virginie de Ternant (18 March 2010)
  234. Isabella Ferrari, Italian actress (31 March 2010)
  235. Cecily Bodenham, Abbess of Wilton (6 April 2010)
  236. Susan Pelham-Clinton, royal mistress (7 April 2010)
  237. Frances Anne Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (16 April 2010)
  238. Margaret Fitzgerald, Countess of Ormond (21 April 2010)
  239. Anna of Trebizond, Queen of Georgia (3 May 2010)
  240. Eudokia of Trebizond (7 May 2010)
  241. Lucy Lambert Hale, fiancée of John Wilkes Booth (10 May 2010) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  242. Anne de Montafié, Countess of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (11 May 2010)
  243. Fabrizio Corona, Italian television personality (19 May 2010)
  244. Elizabeth Lyon, Countess of Strathmore (24 May 2010)
  245. Lettice Digby, 1st Baroness Offaly (26 May 2010)
  246. Anne of Savoy, Princess of Squillace, Altamura and Taranto (31 May 2010)
  247. Giulia Michelini, Italian actress (3 June 2010)
  248. Winifred Wells, royal mistress (7 June 2010)
  249. Louisa Montagu, Countess of Sandwich (8 June 2010)
  250. Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of Brabant (11 June 2010)
  251. Natalija Konstantinovic, Princess consort of Montenegro (14 June 2010)
  252. Princess Anka Obrenovic (16 June 2010) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  253. Ljubica Vukomanovic, Princess consort of Serbia (18 June 2010)
  254. Persida Nenadovic, Princess consort of Serbia (19 June 2010)
  255. Julia Hunyady de Kéthely, Princess consort of Serbia (20 June 2010)
  256. Helena Palaiologina of Morea, Despotitsa of Serbia (20 June 2010)
  257. Anna Dandolo, Queen consort of Serbia (21 June 2010)
  258. Katarina Konstantinovic (22 June 2010)
  259. Alice of Ibelin, Titular Princess of Antioch (25 June 2010)
  260. Alix of Ibelin, Queen of Cyprus (25 June 2010)
  261. Helvis of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, Queen consort of Cyprus (26 June 2010)
  262. Blanche of Montferrat, Duchess of Savoy (27 June 2010)
  263. Margaret of Lusignan, Queen consort of Armenia (27 June 2010)
  264. Alicia of Majorca (28 June 2010)
  265. Marie de Lusignan, Countess of Brienne (30 June 2010)
  266. Beatrice of Montferrat (30 September 2010)
  267. Isabella Markham, Lady Harington (6 October 2010) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  268. Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley (12 October 2010)
  269. Elizabeth Knollys (14 October 2010) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  270. Sibyl de Neufmarché (18 October 2010) (In collaboration and with much-appreciated help from User:Daicaregos) GA Class
  271. Elizabeth Leyburne, Duchess of Norfolk (20 October 2010)
  272. Elizabeth Waldegrave, Countess Waldegrave (21 October 2010)
  273. Anna Diogene (12 November 2010)
  274. Glenanne gang (14 December 2010)
  275. Harris Boyle (15 January 2011) UVF member
  276. Robert McConnell (loyalist) (21 February 2011) (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page 2 March 2011)
  277. Peter Cleary (28 February 2011) IRA member (appeared in the DYK section on the main page 10 March 2011)
  278. William Marchant (loyalist) (9 March 2011) UVF member
  279. James Craig (loyalist) (17 March 2011), UDA member
  280. Tommy Lyttle (29 March 2011), UDA member (Appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page)
  281. John Bingham (loyalist) (30 March 2011), UVF member
  282. Mark Fulton (loyalist) (16 May 2011), LVF member (appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page 23 May 2011)
  283. Muriel Gibson (17 May 2011), LVF member
  284. Larry Marley (24 May 2011), IRA member, (appeared as a DYK on the Main Page 1 June 2011)
  285. Ken Gibson (loyalist) (26 May 2011), UVF member
  286. Jim Hanna (loyalist) (27 May 2011), UVF member
  287. John Weir (loyalist) (29 May 2011), RUC officer (appeared as a DYK on the Main Page 9 June 2011)
  288. David Alexander Mulholland (3 June 2011), UVF member
  289. Alix of Brittany, Dame de Pontarcy (5 June 2011)
  290. Billy "Twister" McQuiston (9 June 2011), UDA member
  291. Davy Fogel (10 June 2011), UDA member
  292. Jim Anderson (loyalist) (15 June 2011), UDA member
  293. Sammy McCormick (16 June 2011), UDA member
  294. Billy Elliot (loyalist) (18 June 2011), UDA member
  295. Robert John "R.J". Kerr (20 June 2011), UDA member
  296. UVF Mid-Ulster Brigade (23 June 2011) (appeared as a DYK on the Main Page 1 July 2011)
  297. Margaret of Hereford (28 August 2011)
  298. Richard Jameson (loyalist) (8 September 2011), UVF member
  299. 2000 Tandragee killings (11 September 2011)
  300. Theodora Nemanjic (24 September 2011)
  301. 1991 Cappagh killings (5 October 2011)
  302. 1989 Jonesborough Ambush (11 October 2011)
  303. Wesley Somerville (24 October 2011), UVF member
  304. Bayardo Bar attack (8 November 2011)
  305. Sailortown, Belfast (23 November 2011)
  306. 1907 Belfast Dock strike (29 November 2011)
  307. Chlorane Bar attack (18 December 2011)
  308. Paddy Wilson and Irene Andrews killings (23 December 2011)
  309. Anne Ogilby killing (25 December 2011)
  310. Royal Avenue, Belfast (2 January 2012)
  311. 1972 Donegall Street bombing (8 January 2012)
  312. Albert "Ginger" Baker (15 January 2012), UDA member
  313. Benny's Bar bombing (17 January 2012)
  314. 1972 and 1973 Dublin bombings (19 January 2012)
  315. Balmoral Furniture Company bombing (27 January 2012)
  316. John Hanna (prison officer) (31 January 2012)
  317. Rosena Brown (1 February 2012), IRA member
  318. 1973 Coleraine bombings (15 February 2012)
  319. 1988 Lisburn van bombing (20 February 2012)
  320. Robert "Squeak" Seymour (24 February 2012), UVF member
  321. Trevor King (18 April 2012), UVF member
  322. Battle of Springmartin (20 April 2012)
  323. Hester Dunn (30 April 2012), UDA member
  324. Alan McCullough (12 May 2012), UDA member
  325. Wendy Millar (15 May 2012), UDA member
  326. Donald Hodgen (23 May 2012), UDA member
  327. Isabelle de Limeuil (29 May 2012), French courtesan
  328. Jimmy Nesbitt (RUC) (4 June 2012)
  329. Billy Elliot (RHC) (25 June 2012)
  330. James "Tonto" Watt (4 October 2012)
  331. Harry Stockman (10 October 2012)
  332. Ken Wharton (writer) (8 March 2013)
  333. Ulster Peoples Voice (4 April 2013)
  334. Hillcrest Bar bombing (14 March 2014)

GA Class articles created or promoted by me[edit]

  • Sibyl de Neufmarché. Passed GA on 22 December 2010. Collaborated with Daicaregos, without whose help this article would never have made it to GA.
  • Miami Showband killings. Passed GA on 24 April 2011. Thank you, Daicaregos for all your tireless help and sage advice.

B Class articles created by me[edit]

C Class articles created by me[edit]

How Jeanne passes her summer nights

Articles which appeared in the DYK section on the Main Page[edit]

Articles relating to the Irish Troubles and Northern Ireland created by me[edit]

Jeanne in Belfast. Taken in East Bridge Street, April 1981.All you give me is barbed-wire love doo doo doo doo...
Jeanne in Utility Street, Sandy Row, south Belfast
Jeanne Boleyn in Sandy Row, Belfast, 1981

I have also made considerable edits to the Omagh bombing, Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Ulster Volunteer Force, Lenny Murphy, and Bloody Friday (1972) articles. I added two sections to The Troubles, and I have largely expanded the Miami Showband killings, Billy Wright (loyalist), John McMichael, Jackie McDonald, Sammy Duddy, Jim Gray (UDA member), Abercorn Restaurant bombing, Sandy Row and La Mon restaurant bombing articles. I also promoted the Miami Showband killings article to GA Class.

Let me add the caveat that my articles are not written with the purpose of offending, demonising, castigating or exonerating any group or individuals; but rather to inform readers of events that happened during this sad and bloody conflict, and the people who were involved.

Categories created[edit]

  1. Prisoners in the Tower of London (26 February 2010)
  2. UDA C Company members (24 May 2012)

Disambiguations pages created[edit]

Isn't she pretty?
  1. Helena Palaiologina (disambiguation) (13 May 2010)
  2. Joan Fitzalan (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  3. Anne Bourchier (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  4. Elizabeth Cheney (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  5. Eleanor Holland (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  6. Margaret de Quincy (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  7. Joan Fitzgerald (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  8. Joan de Geneville (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  9. Maud de Lacy (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  10. Margaret de Clare (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  11. Amy Brown (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  12. Marie de Coucy (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  13. Maud de Braose (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  14. Alice de Lusignan (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  15. Judith of Bavaria (disambiguation) (14 May 2010)
  16. Joan de Beauchamp (disambiguation) (15 May 2010)
  17. Margaret Fitzgerald (disambiguation) (15 May 2010)
  18. Elizabeth de Vere (disambiguation) (20 May 2010)
  19. Elizabeth Stanhope (disambiguation) (25 May 2010)
  20. Anne Hamilton (disambiguation) (28 May 2010)

Articles I Have Rewritten[edit]

  1. Isabella de Beauchamp (30 August 2009)
  2. Abercorn Restaurant bombing December 2011

A Sample 260 Articles I Have Edited[edit]

1. Anne Boleyn 2. Philippa of Hainault 3. Lee Harvey Oswald 4. Texas School Book Depository 5. Margaret of Anjou 6. Juliette Drouet 7. Bianca Maria Visconti 8. Barbara Palmer 9. Elisabeth of Valois 10.Margaret of Lorraine 11. Robin Graham 12. Les Dudek 13. Anne Bonny 14. Jim Morrison 15. Anne Hyde 16. Jeanne of Valois-Saint-Rémy 17. Anne of France 18. Catherine Parr. 19. Evelyn Nesbit .20.Francis I of France. 21.Marie Adelaide of France. 22. Jane Digby. 23.Hortense de Beauharnais 24. Richard III of England 25. Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster 26. Keith Richards 27. Anita Pallenberg 28.Venice High School 29. Cecilia Gallerani 30. Francoise-Athenais, Marquise de Montespan 31. Bill Wyman 32.Brian Jones 33.John Johns Trigg 34. Mary MacSwiney 35. Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau 36.Eliza Lynch 37. Lucrezia Borgia 38. Jane Boleyn 39. Mary Tudor, Queen of France 40. Lady Catherine Grey 41. Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset 42.Brenda Ann Spencer 43. Far From The Madding Crowd (1967 film).44. Farewell, My Lovely (1975 film) 45. Jeanne III of Navarre 46. John F. Kennedy Assassination 47.Tony Blair 48. Isabelle of Hainaut. 49. Adolf Hitler. 50. Hanna Reitsch 51. Joséphine de Beauharnais 52. Caroline Bonaparte. 53.Irish College in Rome. 54. Anne de Mortimer 55. Diana, Princess of Wales 56.Play Misty For Me. 57.Yolande of Aragon.58.Giardini Naxos 59. Jerry Hall 60. Anne of Alençon 61.Susan Atkins 62. Joan of Portugal 63. Blanche of Lancaster 64. Alix, Duchess of Brittany 65. Jeanne of Lusignan 66. Mahaut, Countess of Artois 67. Palms, Los Angeles, California 68.Charlotte of Savoy 69. Marie, Countess of Ponthieu 70. Isabella of Angouleme 71. Dana Gillespie 72. Lene Lovich 73. Angela Bowie 74. Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia 75.Suzan Shown Harjo 76. Kate Garner 77. Catherine I of Russia 78.Marie of Harcourt 79. Diane de Poitiers 80.Lowrider 81.Feargal Sharkey 82. Charles d'Albret 83. Virginia Oldoini,Countess of Castiglione 84. Joan of Valois 85. Bonne of Bohemia 86. Isabelle, Duchess of Lorraine 87. Omagh Bombing 88.Anne Neville 89.Olympia Mancini 90.Charlotte of Cyprus 91.Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun 92.Théodolinde de Beauharnais 93. Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551-1608) 94. Susanna of Bavaria 95. Helena, Marchioness of Northampton 96. Isabella de Coucy 97. Joan II of Naples 98. Katherine Willoughby 99.Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel 100. Catherine de Medici 101.Mary Boleyn 102. Lettice Knollys 103.Maria Luisa of Orléans 104. Elizabeth Vernon 105. Mary I of Scotland 106.Dublin and Monaghan Bombings 107. Ulster Volunteer Force 108.Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Cyprus 109. Belén Rodriguez 110. Catherine of Braganza 111. Johnny Adair 112. Ritchie Valens 113. A Place In The Sun (1951 film) 114. Yolande de Bar 115. Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon 116. Oliver Cromwell 117. Margaret I, Countess of Burgundy 118. Miami Showband killings 119. Jean McConville 120. Eleanor of Aquitaine 121. Surf culture 122. George Walker (soldier) 123. Griffin (surname) 124. Anne of Cleves 125. Elizabeth I of England 126. Affair of the Diamond Necklace 127. Henry V of England 128. Anne of Bohemia 129. Mary Anne Clarke 130. The Rifleman 131. Alexander I of Serbia 132. Sicily 133. Agnès Sorel 134. Acireale 135. Lady Jane Grey 136. Guy Fawkes 137. Isabella of France 138. Marie de' Medici 139. Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort (1630-1715) 140. Margaret Mortimer, Baroness Wigmore 141. Pier Angeli 142. Sarah Boyle 143. Saladin 144. Norman Ireland 145. Norman conquest of England 146. Marcher Lord 147. Allen, Oklahoma 148. Taormina 149. the Troubles 150. Ulster loyalism 151. Stephen of England 152. 1910s in fashion 153. Eleanor de Bohun 154. Anne of Gloucester 155. Reginald Grey, 2nd Baron Grey de Ruthyn 156. Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn 157. Mary de Bohun 158. Catherine Eddowes 159. The Troubles in Omagh 160. Omagh 161. 1970s in fashion 162. 1980s in fashion 163. 1990s in fashion 164. 2000s in fashion 165. 1960s in fashion 166. Venice 167.Let It Loose 168. Eleanor of Lancaster 169. Granny Takes a Trip 170. James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond 171. 1500-1550 in fashion 172. Lady Margaret Butler 173. 1400-1500 in fashion 174. 1650-1700 in fashion 175. Colm Condon 176. Jeanne, Countess of Ponthieu 177. Irish American 178. Zaida of Seville 179. Naval Air Station Sigonella 180. Jeanne de Chatillon 181. Irene Angelina 182. Marie de Luxembourg 183. Anne de Lusignan 184. Louis, Duke of Savoy 185. Pierre II de Luxembourg 185. Louis de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol 186. Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine 186. Bianca Maria Sforza 187. Bona of Savoy 188. Caterina Sforza189. Patty Pravo 190. Louise de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier 191. Charlotte of Bourbon 192. Terraced houses 193. Northern Irish murals 194. Amanda Lear 195. Marguerite of Angouleme 196. Louise of Savoy 197. Charles, Count of Angouleme 198. Dita Von Teese 199. Charlotte Corday 200. You Wear It Well 201. John Wilkes Booth 202. La Marseillaise 203. Marilyn McCoo 204. Mary of Modena 205. Theodora Kantakouzene 206. Henry VIII of England 207. Dorothea Jordan 208. Robert Catesby 209. Catherine, Lady Knollys 210. Frances Stewart, Duchess of Richmond 211. Edwin Booth 212. Joanna of Rosenthal 213. Hever Castle 214. Elizabeth de Vere 215. Beatrice of England 216. Petronila of Aragon 217. Ilary Blasi 218. Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormond 219. Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond 220. Kevin Rowland 221. Elizabeth Butler Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield 222. May Overthrow 223. Marjorie, Countess of Carrick 224. John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey 225. Charlotte Lee, Countess of Lichfield 226. Lisa del Giocondo 227. Cilla Black 228. Walter K. Singleton 229. Henrietta Maria of France 230. Isadora Duncan 231. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 232. Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick 233. Isabella d'Este 234. Lee Meriwether 235. Tower of London 236. Frances Walsingham 237. Lady Anne Clifford 238. Siouxsie Sioux 239. Alexandre de Beauharnais 240. James I of England 241. Margaret Hughes 242. Henrietta Anne of England 243. James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray 244. Louise-Françoise de Bourbon 245. Charlotte of Naples 246. Blanche I of Navarre 247. Beatrice of Provence 248. Catherine of Courtenay 249. Catherine II of Valois, Princess of Achaea 250. Marie, Duchess of Auvergne 251. Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli 252. Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal 253. Emmy Goring 254. Mick Jagger 255. Jeanne I of Navarre 256. Anne Howard, Countess of Arundel 257. Eleanor de Bohun 258. Isabel Plantagenet 259. Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant 260. Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

Jeanne in a Dublin church, October 1986 God dispose the day
Jeanne in Los Angeles 1979 with "Antoinette" (1978-1988)

Stubs and Articles I Have Expanded[edit]

  1. Yolanda of Lusignan
  2. Juliette Drouet
  3. Jeanne of Lusignan
  4. Mahaut, Countess of Artois
  5. Maud Green, Lady Parr
  6. Anne Parr, Countess of Pembroke
  7. Elizabeth Howard, Duchess of Norfolk
  8. Elizabeth Darrell
  9. 1960s in fashion
  10. 1970s in fashion
  11. Anne Hankford
  12. Bianca Maria Sforza
  13. Lucrezia Crivelli
  14. Louise de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier
  15. Charles, Count of Angouleme
  16. Anne Berkeley, Baroness Berkeley
  17. Lady Bridget Wingfield
  18. Antoinette de Bourbon
  19. Anne of France
  20. Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox
  21. Dorothy Percy, Countess of Northumberland
  22. Eleanor of Provence, Queen of England
  23. Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset
  24. Rochford Hall
  25. John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk
  26. Mary Percy, Countess of Northumberland
  27. William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington
  28. Charlotte of Cyprus
  29. Mary Bankes
  30. Dublin and Monaghan bombings
  31. Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond
  32. Joan de Dacre, 7th Baroness Dacre
  33. Eleanor of Normandy
  34. Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England
  35. Isabella of Angouleme, Queen of England
  36. Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, "Madame X"
  37. Devil Anse Hatfield
  38. Stephen, Count of Tréguier
  39. Catherine of Courtenay
  40. Marie, Duchess of Auvergne
  41. May Overthrow
  42. William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal
  43. Joan II of Naples
  44. Despenser War
  45. Isabella d'Este
  46. Miami Showband killings
  47. Jackie McDonald
  48. John McMichael
  49. Marie I, Countess of Boulogne
  50. Billy Wright (loyalist)
  51. Sandy Row
  52. Jeanne d'Albret
  53. Abercorn Restaurant bombing
  54. 2012 Brindisi school bombing
  55. Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry
Jeanne's most recent photo
Jeanne inside the Texas School Book Depository, Dallas, Texas January 2006 I shouted out who killed the Kennedys?

Television appearances[edit]

I have appeared on RAI Italian national television; I also have appeared on several regional channels, and have been interviewed.

My 118 Favourite Songs[edit]

I am a rock and roll baby. I was born to the sound of the Big Bopper, grew up with the music of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, and I now dance to the tunes of Yolanda Be Cool and Pitbull.

  1. Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones (Ah Keith, you may offer me shelter anytime!)
  2. Paint It Black Rolling Stones (Brian Jones on sitar!)
  3. LA Woman The Doors (Another lost angel in the city at night)
  4. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel (You've done it all, you've broken every code, and pulled the rebel to the floor)
  5. Let It Loose Rolling Stones This 1972 song with it's skillful mix of sounds and genres is a triumphant manifestation of the musical genius that is the Rolling Stones. I'm glad I was around to appreciate it when it was first released. Accolades to Dr John.
  6. Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners (Before Jimmy's Machine and the Rock Steady Rub, oh oh Geno)
  7. Always On My Mind Pet Shop Boys (Brilliant song and one of the best music videos of all time)
  8. Suffragette City David Bowie (Hey man)
  9. It's Going To Happen The Undertones (Everything goes when you're dead)
  10. You Are My World The Communards (I adore the guy in the video)
  11. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite R.E.M
  12. You Spin Me Round Dead Or Alive
  13. Making Plans For Nigel XTC
  14. You Wear It Well Rod Stewart (A little out of style, but that's alright)
  15. Feels Like Heaven Fiction Factory
  16. Panic in Detroit David Bowie (He looked a lot like Che Guevara and drove a diesel van)
  17. Everything's Coming Our Way Santana (Makes me homesick for California in the 1970s)
  18. Sway Rolling Stones (It's just that demon life.. Great back-up vocals by Keith)
  19. Helter Skelter Beatles (You may be a lover, but you ain't no dancer)
  20. Paranoid Black Sabbath
  21. Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison (We'll be lovers once again....reminds me of my trips to Belfast back in the 1980s)
  22. White Man in Hammersmith Palais Clash (They've got Burton suits, ha))
  23. It Ain't Me Babe The Turtles (Go away from my window, leave at your own chosen speed......however, Jim Tucker can stay-those lips!!!!!)
  24. I'm on Fire 5000 Volts (Tina Charles=WOW what a VOICE!)
  25. Blue Sky Allman Brothers Band
  26. Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
  27. My Eyes Have Seen You Doors (Gazing at the city and the television skies- written in Venice, California)
  28. Sky Pilot Eric Burdon (How high can you fly?)
  29. San Franciscan Nights Eric Burdon (Angels sing, leather wings, jeans of blue, Harley Davidsons too)
  30. Waterloo Sunset Kinks (Dirty old river must you keep rolling, rolling into the night)
  31. Baby, I Need Your Loving Four Tops
  32. Lucky Number Lene Lovich
  33. Believe Cher
  34. Enola Gay OMD
  35. Heart Full of Soul The Yardbirds, with Jeff Beck on guitar-electrifying!
  36. Revolution 9 Beatles
  37. Them Heavy People Kate Bush (Video is also brilliant)
  38. Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin (One of the best female voices of all time)
  39. I Am Waiting Rolling Stones (Oh yeah, oh yeah)
  40. While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison
  41. Everyone's Gone to the Moon Jonathan King Reminds me that every day someone or something has gone to the moon. If only the world can stop on its axis and let certain things remain the same...forever
  42. At Last Etta James Love makes the heart, body and soul sing with the joy of connecting with another human being who wants to share his existance with you
  43. Highway Star Deep Purple
  44. Over the Hills and Faraway Led Zeppelin (I live for my dreams and a pocketful of gold)
  45. La Bamba Ritchie Valens (Yo no soy marinero)
  46. Under The Redwood Tree Van Morrison (Boy and his dog went out looking for the rainbow)
  47. Dreaming Blondie (reminds me of London in 1979)
  48. Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders (Just thinking about the fireworks that go off when you smile)
  49. Since You Been Gone Rainbow (I recall hearing this song played over and over when I slept all night in a train at an Exeter station)
  50. Johnny Was Stiff Little Fingers
  51. Can't Find My Way Home Blind Faith
  52. The Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkle (Makes me think of the tragic 1998 Omagh bombing and all the lost voices that are forever silent)
  53. On Broadway The Drifters
  54. Hyacinth House The Doors (I'm sure that somebody is following me, oh yeah, YEAH)
  55. Ring of Fire Johnny Cash (Love the Mexican-style trumpets-and it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire)
  56. So Cold the Night The Communards
  57. I'm in Love with a German Film Star The Passions (I wonder who this song refers to, Helmut Berger or Sven Martinek?)
  58. Cum on Feel the Noize Slade
  59. Reunion Erasure
  60. Young Turks Rod Stewart
  61. Plan B Dexy's Midnight Runners
  62. I Want You Bob Dylan
  63. Anarchy in the UK Sex Pistols
  64. Itchycoo Park Small Faces (Under dreaming spires)
  65. Old Judge Jones Les Dudek Great song by a brilliant, underrated guitarist. Twas a wee bit disappointing, however, to discover his Confederate roots went back no further than 1959!
  66. Fade to Grey Visage (Stepping out of a back shop poster, wishing life wouldn't be so long)
  67. Neon Lights Kraftwerk (Very romantic and other-worldly)
  68. Down on Me (live) Janis Joplin
  69. Moonlight Mile Rolling Stones (My dreams is fading down the railway line)
  70. More, More, More Andrea True Connection
  71. The Hustle Van McCoy
  72. Murder on the Dance Floor Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  73. Here Comes the Summer The Undertones
  74. Hypnotized Fleetwood Mac
  75. I Need You George Harrison and The Beatles from Help (Come on back, dear George, we need you)
  76. Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan Dedicated to my parish priest, Father Carmelo, for reasons expressed in the song's lyrics
  77. I'm Telling You Now Freddie and the Dreamers Ha ha ha ha ha
  78. Black is Black Los Bravos (Great song performed by good-looking Spanish guys)
  79. Soulful Strut Young-Holt Unlimited
  80. Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly and the Family Stone Reminds me of gyrating through the waves every summer at Giardini Naxos
  81. Under the Boardwalk The Drifters Takes me back to the Santa Monica Beach pier in 1973. I can still feel the Pacific Ocean's breeze in my hair, hear the music blasting out, and taste the snowcones.
  82. Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper Number 1 song the year I was born-oops!
  83. Walk On By The Stranglers
  84. Gloria Them One of the classic rock songs; nice and raunchy in the Belfast style.
  85. Friday On My Mind The Easybeats Gonna have fun in the city.....
  86. Stoned Soul Picnic Fifth Dimension Come on and surry down.....ah, for a 1960s-style picnic
  87. Pump it Up Elvis Costello
  88. Yes All Night Paper Boy DJ mix (2005) (Sailing on a dream.....) That line sums up my entire life.
  89. Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
  90. Drive-In Saturday David Bowie When people stared in Jagger's eyes and scored...It's a crash course for the ravers
  91. Sunday Morning Lou Reed
  92. Radio Radio Elvis Costello
  93. Whiskey in the Jar The Dubliners (One of the few songs that mentions the name Jenny)
  94. Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley
  95. Boys Don't Cry The Cure
  96. Train Kept a-Rollin Aerosmith
  97. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
  98. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot
  99. Tripping Robbie Williams
  100. Stand and Deliver Adam and The Ants
  101. Do Nothing The Specials
  102. Special Brew Bad Manners
  103. Go Wild in the Country Bow Wow Wow
  104. Blinded By the Light Manfred Mann
  105. Best Years of Our Lives Modern Romance
  106. John Wayne is Big Leggy Haysi Fantayzee
  107. Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
  108. Invisible Touch Phil Collins
  109. Per tutte le volte che Valerio Scanu
  110. Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie and the Banshees
  111. We No Speak Americano Yolanda Be Cool
  112. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) Flock of Seagulls
  113. Sukiyaki (Ue wo Muite Aruko) Kyu Sakamoto A simple, winsome yet emotional love song sung in Japanese. Reminds me of days long gone, and of all the people and things that I sadly have lost
  114. Achilles Last Stand Led Zeppelin A rock masterpiece which showcases John Bonham's formidible drumming (Happy Birthday, John!)
  115. Give Me Everything Tonight Pitbull (rapper) I constantly danced to this at my favourite disco "Aisha" in the glorious summer of 2011
  116. Here Comes the Night Them Brilliant...One can hear Van's Belfast accent throughout the song!
  117. Downtown Petula Clark
  118. Paradise Coldplay This is epic!

My 12 Favourite Singers[edit]

  1. Mick Jagger
  2. David Bowie
  3. Jim Morrison
  4. Van Morrison
  5. Steve Marriott
  6. Levi Stubbs
  7. Janis Joplin
  8. Kate Bush
  9. Debbie Harry
  10. Lene Lovich
  11. Tina Charles
  12. Cher
Performer Tatiana at a presepe vivente
Tatiana in the role of seamtress
Performer Richard in the role of arrotino

My 45 Favourite Films[edit]

  1. Far From The Madding Crowd (1967) ("Kiss ME, Frank, kiss ME"- Bathsheba Everdene to Sgt. Francis Troy)
  2. Farewell, My Lovely (1975) ("Find me my Velma"- Moose Malloy)
  3. Anne of The Thousand Days ("I would ask him how his wife liked it"- Anne Boleyn to Henry VIII)
  4. Platoon ("Stay out of this Elias, this ain't your show"- Sgt. Bob Barnes)
  5. Michael Collins ("Aye, but what a day, Mick"- Harry Boland)
  6. The Long Good Friday
  7. Double Indemnity ("Mexico!? You won't even make it as far as the elevator"- Barton Keyes to Walter Neff)
  8. A Place In The Sun ("See you, George"- man on death row to George Eastman)
  9. The Godfather ("I'm Moe Green!"- Moe Green to Michael Corleone)
  10. Lady Jane ("Where is it?"- Jane Grey, blindfolded, searching for the block)
  11. This Property Is Condemned
  12. A Passage to India
  13. The Commitments
  14. Play Misty For Me ("What am I supposed to do, sit here all dressed up in my little whore suit?"- Evelyn Draper)
  15. Doctor Zhivago
  16. Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight's yokel grin, cowboy hat, and spurs backed by that unforgettable soundtrack
  17. Gone With The Wind
  18. Quadrophenia ("He's very good-looking"- Steff commenting on Ace the Face)
  19. Dances With Wolves (Breathtaking scenery and a plethora of talent all to be found in the person of Rodney A Grant aka Pĥehíŋ Otĥáte))
  20. Heat
  21. Kingdom of Heaven
  22. JFK
  23. Ragazzi Fuori (Italian film set in Palermo in the late 1980's)
  24. The Color Purple ("Ooh baby, I'd drink your bath water"- man to Shug Avery)
  25. Raintree County
  26. Henry V (starring Kenneth Branagh) ("All our ranks are broken. Shame, and eternal shame, nothing but shame"- French commander Charles d'Albret after being fatally wounded by an arrow shot by an English archer at the Battle of Agincourt fought on 25 October 1415)
  27. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly ("If you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk"- Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez-known as THE RAT)
  28. Full Metal Jacket ("Your days of finger-banging Mary Jane Rottencrotch are over"- Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann)
  29. The Doors
  30. The Praying Mantis
  31. Saturday Night Fever ("Hey, you almost broke my pussy finger"- Tony Manero)
  32. West Side Story ("You better get reed of your accent"- Bernardo (George Chakiris) to Anita)
  33. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  34. La Reine Margot
  35. Mary, Queen of Scots
  36. Nicholas and Alexandra
  37. The Accused
  38. The Servant
  39. A Bronx Tale
  40. Nothing Personal (1995)
  41. V For Vendetta
  42. A Passage to India
  43. Missing
  44. The House of the Spirits (film)
  45. Frantic (The Grace Jones song makes the perfect backdrop)
Jeanne when she's at home, summer 2008
Tatiana, the most beautiful girl in the world
Tatiana

My Favourite Poem[edit]

What Do You Say
What do you say?
What do you say?
What do you say?
Say "hey"
-John Bilsky, 1989


My 38 Favourite Books[edit]

  1. Green Darkness Anya Seton (I read this for the first time when I was 15. I loved it then and still do)
  2. The Eight Katherine Neville
  3. Katherine Anya Seton
  4. The Concubine Norah Lofts
  5. The Woman In White Wilkie Collins
  6. The House On The Strand Daphne Du Maurier
  7. Trinity Leon Uris
  8. Ceremony of The Innocent Taylor Caldwell
  9. A Distant Mirror Barbara Tuchman
  10. Agony at Easter: The 1916 Irish Uprising Thomas M. Coffey
  11. On The Night of The Seventh Moon Victoria Holt
  12. Anne Boleyn Evelyn Anthony
  13. Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
  14. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
  15. Little Women Louisa May Alcott
  16. The Moonstone Wilkie Collins ("Jane Anne Stamper be damned!")
  17. The Winter People Phyllis A. Whitney
  18. Jassy Norah Lofts
  19. Mary, Queen of Scots Antonia Fraser
  20. Captains and The Kings Taylor Caldwell
  21. The Arm and The Darkness Taylor Caldwell
  22. Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor
  23. Duchess of Milan Michael Ennis
  24. The Drifters James Michener
  25. The Golden Porcupine Muriel Roy Bolton
  26. The Lady Royal Molly Costain Haycraft
  27. Lovers and Gamblers Jackie Collins ("Time to play, time to get it on"- Al King)
  28. Royal Mistress Patricia Campbell Horton
  29. The Wheel of Fortune Susan Howatch ("I draw the line")
  30. Harry's Game Gerald Seymour
  31. The Compleat Witch Anton La Vey
  32. Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
  33. Waiting to Exhale Toni Morrison
  34. Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
  35. Nethergate Norah Lofts
  36. Loyalists Peter Taylor
  37. The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
  38. A Place Apart Dervla Murphy
Jeanne in Dublin, June 1986
Jeanne in early 2008, "Welcome to my time dimension"
Richard 23 April 2009

Favourite Actors and Actresses[edit]

  1. Montgomery Clift
  2. Liam Neeson
  3. Terence Stamp
  4. Kevin Dillon
  5. Antonio Banderas
  6. Clint Eastwood
  7. Alan Bates
  8. Robert DeNiro
  9. Tony Sperandeo (Sicilian actor)
  10. Robert Mitchum
  11. Ricky Memphis (Italian actor)
  12. Paul Newman
  13. Bob Hoskins
  14. Kenneth Branagh
  15. George Chakiris
  16. Dustin Hoffman
  17. Francesco Benigno (Sicilian actor)
  18. Bette Davis
  19. Julie Christie
  20. Charlotte Rampling
  21. Helena Bonham-Carter
  22. Eva Green
  23. Barbara Stanwyck
  24. Jane Fonda
  25. Maria Doyle Kennedy
  26. Marilyn Monroe
  27. Natalie Wood
  28. Whoopi Goldberg
  29. Diana Rigg
  30. Jessica Walter
  31. Genevieve Bujold
  32. Jodie Foster
  33. Julia Roberts
  34. Vanessa Redgrave
Tatiana in Rome, 2009

Favourite Music videos[edit]

  1. Always on My Mind Pet Shop Boys
  2. Them Heavy People Kate Bush
  3. The War Song Boy George
  4. Stand and Deliver Adam and the Ants
  5. Invisible Sun The Police
  6. Cambodia Kim Wilde
  7. You Are My World The Communards
  8. Waiting on a Friend The Rolling Stones
  9. Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
  10. Borderline Madonna
  11. This Wheel's on Fire Siouxsie and the Banshees
  12. Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders
  13. Faraway Eyes Rolling Stones
  14. My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
  15. Young Turks Rod Stewart
  16. Vienna Ultravox
  17. Don't You Want Me Human League
  18. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes Ultravox
  19. Ashes to Ashes David Bowie
  20. So Cold The Night The Communards
  21. Fade to Grey Visage
  22. White Wedding Billy Idol starring Perri Lister as the bride
  23. Neon Lights Kraftwerk
  24. Ghost Town The Specials
Jeanne in 1994. What do you say? Say "hey"

Favourite television programmes[edit]

Tatiana on her birthday
  1. Dark Shadows
  2. Minder
  3. Twilight Zone
  4. One Step Beyond
  5. The Six Wives of Henry VIII mini-series
  6. Elizabeth R mini-series
  7. Jennie mini-series
  8. Captains and The Kings mini-series
  9. Testimony of Two Men mini-series
  10. Centennial mini-series
  11. Derrick (German police drama)
  12. Mannix
  13. The O.C.
  14. Dallas
  15. La Squadra (The Squad) Italian police drama
  16. Distretto di Polizia (Police District) Italian police drama
  17. Saturday Night Live
  18. General Hospital
  19. Eastenders
  20. Quantum Leap
  21. The Virginian
  22. Gunsmoke
  23. High Chaparral
  24. Outer Limits
  25. Top of the Pops
  26. I Love Lucy
Jeanne in Palermo 1997. I'm just the patsy! Actually, I think I look like a female Keith Richards here

Favourite Painters[edit]

  1. Leonardo Da Vinci (In particular his, Lady with an Ermine which is a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani)
  2. Eugene Delacroix
  3. Gustav Klimt
  4. Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
  5. Canaletto
  6. Anthony van Dyck
  7. Raphael
  8. Edvard Munch
  9. Sir Peter Lely
  10. El Greco

My favourite fairy tale[edit]

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Jeanne at Hever Castle, Kent, England, 1979. If you look carefully, you can see the ghost of Anne Boleyn peeping out the window
Jeanne outside Hever Castle, 1979. It's just another moonlight mile down the road

Signature perfume[edit]

Puposka by Pupa in an enchanting Matrioska bottle

Famous people who've insulted me[edit]

These are some of the famous people who have insulted me in the past, for various reasons which I'll not elaborate on here. They include Mae West, Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, legendary singers Teena Marie (RIP Tina) and Billy Bragg, the wife of Finbar Furey, a noted Tudor historian, several popular Los Angeles disc jockeys including Wolfman Jack, and a gang of quite notable groupies (male and female) outside Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco on Sunset Strip in 1973. (The gang did not like my Venice Beach style, Indian-print crop-top and I wasn't in my No More Mr. Nice Guy mode that day). I should also note that none of those groupies, in all likeliness, would have been able to locate England on a map nor name a famous English person who was not a member of a rock band.

And baby, it hurts

A personal message to those rock stars who think they're politicians[edit]

Hey, if you're going to sing, then sing, don't talk. You are paid to sing and/or play a musical instrument, not pontificate. We didn't hear The Big Bopper preach politics on stage before he sang Chantilly Lace, Mick Jagger didn't fire off a spitting tirade against President Richard Nixon when I twice saw him and the Stones play at the LA Forum; and we didn't have to suffer through Freddie and the Dreamers doing a Talleyrand routine when they performed I'm Telling You Now on the Ed Sullivan Show. You could have chosen to charm the bouncer into letting you through the front door into the rarified world of politics; instead you opted to enter by the back door, in the guise of a rock star, cherishing the hope that it would prove a launching pad on your rocket trip to power. You are, however, destined to be absolutely and utterly disappointed as you're never, ever going to be Tony Blair. Accept it, shut up, and get over it.

Corniest come-on lines[edit]

Jeanne receiving a corny come-on line
Gotcha! My dance floor stalker caught in the act. You can see his hand reaching out to touch me, although I am hidden from view
  1. "Can our tongues take a sleigh ride together?" - romantic French guy
  2. "Do you want to meet George Harrison?" - J., a Hare Krishna guy, who was originally a Lowrider from East LA, in 1971
  3. "Come on, come on make love to meeeee" - Guy in my street in West LA, 1972 as he squeezes his crotch. I was only 13 at the time. Hornball.
  4. "I'm Jesus Christ. Come home and sup with me, otherwise you will be damned for all eternity" - Guy at Venice Beach, 1972
  5. "Your first lover should be a Capricorn" - New Yorker by the name of Dennis doing my chart in Hollywood, 1972 (He just happened to be a Caprickorn!!!) I was 14 at the time. Hornball.
  6. "Do you want to meet Mick Jagger?" - English guy on #91S R.T.D. bus in 1972 as it barrelled along Sunset Boulevard
  7. "Hey, like I really dig you a lot. Do you want to come over to my pad?" - Kenny K., a classmate at Venice High School, 1974
  8. "Wow! Like totally radical, you remind me exactly of Cher" - Surfer Chris Biggs, 1975
  9. "You are the perfect girl I would like to marry" - Iranian at Rainbow Bar and Grill, Sunset Strip, 1978
  10. "Do you want to meet Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers?" - Jim. T., geeky Canadian drummer, 1978
  11. "You'll have to sleep at my house because the lights on my car don't work and I don't want to get busted by the cops for driving seven miles without them." - Max Lazer, glam punk singer in 1978
  12. "You remind me of Cher" - Kev T., English guy on train from Canterbury to Brighton, 1979
  13. "Are you wearing suspenders, luv?" - English guy at Hampton Court Palace, 1979
  14. "Are you from Pasadena?" - English guy at LA disco, 1980 (My reply to him: "No, and I don't drive a Litle Douce Coupe either")
  15. "Why don't we go out to my car and make love?" - guy into whose arms I fell at a Boomtown Rats concert, Los Angeles, 1980
  16. "You moight as well screw me, as you'll end up screwing someone just loike me in Dooblin" - Dubliner Dave Clarke in a crowded Brighton pub, 1980
  17. "Do you want to meet Bob Geldof?" - Dave Clarke (see above)
  18. "You can't let me go home with a bleedin' bugle loike this!!!!! What will Grainne (his girlfriend and my boss) say?" - Victor Miles, at my grotty Rathmines flat, 1981
  19. "Do you screw?" - Guy at Dublin disco, 1981
  20. "Oi suppose a roide's outta da question?" - Drunken Dubliner at the American Erection, 1981
  21. "Ye remeyend me of the sohng the Blahck Rohse (English translation: You remind me of the song the Black Rose)" - Jumbo S., my drunken flatmate from Omagh, as he clumsily attempts to pull me down onto his single bed, 1981
  22. "Has anybody ever told you you've got really sexy eyes?" - Danny W., English guy I worked with at the American Erection in Dublin, 1981
  23. "Do you want a lift? We can get you there a lot quicker!" - A group of British squaddies in a landrover outside Lisburn, Northern Ireland, 1986 (Yeah, right!)
  24. "Ye're gonna giet the screwin' of a laayyyyiiiiifetiiiiime (translation: You're going to receive the screwing of a lifetime)" - Steve H., a guy from Ballymurphy, West Belfast, 1986
  25. "I truly love my girlfriend, but I want to f..k you" - Damiano, a Sicilian guy in 1988 as he pats his crotch
  26. "I have genital herpes. Gotta problem with that?" - American sailor in Sicily, 1988
  27. "I have been dreaming of you for the past nine months" - Sicilian man in 1988
  28. "Wanna go out to mah truuuuuuuuuuuck?" - Jeff H., a Texan Brad Pitt-lookalike just outside Paris, Texas, 1993
  29. "You remind me of Cher" - Irish bus driver, 2001
  30. "You need a man tonight" - Middle-aged Mancunian, 2002
  31. "I want to penetrate you with my eyes" - Italian man, 2009
  32. "Say Hallo. OK, you've pulled." - Gallant Cornishman, 2010

Sexiest come-on line[edit]

"Baby, come to me"
  1. "Anytime you want a fast pick-up, baby, come to me." - Tom Woolsey, sexy guy at Venice High School, 1973

You know you're getting old when...[edit]

  1. Most men look through you rather than at you
  2. You are scandalised by the latest Lady Gaga video
  3. You sympathise with Catherine of Aragon instead of Anne Boleyn
  4. Your wardrobe has not been updated for at least five years
  5. Bedtime is the highlight of your day
  6. You realise that all the rock idols who used to adorn your bedroom walls are now grandfathers
  7. The US President is younger and trendier than you
  8. You start sounding like your parents did 40 years ago
  9. You prefer looking through your old photo albums instead of the mirror
  10. Mouths open in horror the instant you set foot inside the hottest disco
  11. Teenagers accuse you of having a 1980s mentality
  12. You enjoy listening to the Kingston Trio more than Stiff Little Fingers
  13. You constantly tell your kids to "turn that damn music down"

Funniest insults I have received at Wikipedia[edit]

Jeanne Boleyn in 1971 I can't help it if I'm always chasing rainbows in my mind
  1. "Who died and made you queen?" 30 October 2010 after I reverted a new editor on Anne Boleyn
  2. "You're a mess" by an IP, 2010
  3. "You're an uncultured Yank", by a registered editor, 2008

Things I support and oppose[edit]

  1. I support (with some reservations) candidate John McCain for President of the United States of America (Oh well, c'est la vie)
  2. I oppose the war in Iraq. (Make bombs not war).
  3. I support the prudent application of the death penalty
  4. I strongly oppose domestic violence, rape, and child abuse. (And if more people opposed these living nightmares they would not occur with such frequency!)
  5. I support women's rights and feminism
  6. I oppose the European Union and the Euro. Both should be immediately abolished
  7. I support gay rights
  8. I oppose terrorism
  9. I support animal rights
  10. I oppose military conscription
  11. I support the system of monarchy
  12. I oppose the findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of John F. Kennedy and I firmly believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, and was instead part of a larger conspiracy. (No, I will not state my opinion as to the identity of the conspirators although I do have my own theory)
  13. I support freedom of speech and expression
  14. I oppose male chauvinism
  15. I support the inclusion of astrology as a legitimate science
  16. I oppose Communism/Marxism/Bolshevism
  17. I support legalised prostitution
  18. I oppose attacks against all organised religions. A person is free to be an atheist if he or she chooses, but don't knock people who believe in God, Allah, Jesus, or Buddha.
  19. I support free health care for everybody
  20. I oppose the burning of flags in public, and catcalling at stadiums during the playing of national anthems.
  21. I STRONGLY CONDEMN the terrorist attacks which are still going on at this moment in Bombay, and I offer my condolences to the families of the dead and injured.
  22. I STRONGLY OPPOSE the sentence of execution laid upon Tariq Aziz. Why does he have to die?
  23. I STRONGLY OPPOSE the lapidation of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. We are living in the 21st century, not the Stone Age!! Her life must be spared!
  24. I ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN the Moscow Airport bombing and wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the families of the dead and injured.
  25. I TOTALLY AND VIGOROUSLY CONDEMN the barbaric slaughter of those magnificent tigers, lions and bears in Ohio. As usual, animals have to pay the price of human ignorance. Couldn't the morons have used a tranquiliser gun instead of destroying the beautiful, splendid creatures?
  26. I adamantly oppose the wanton demolition of all the priceless Victorian and Edwardian buildings in Belfast-one of my favourite cities of which I have so many pleasant memories. It was bad enough the planners wiped out Sailortown, Pound Loney and so much of Sandy Row, the Shankill and Falls. Do they have to obliterate the City Centre as well?!!!!

As regards Wikipedia[edit]

  1. Deletionists
  2. Hit-and-run editors who often make their appearance at a given article and can undo the work of months in a matter of minutes sans prior discussion or consensus
  3. Censorship
  4. The recent spate of files being deleted at Commons with no sign of slowing down. This bodes ill for the quality of Wikipedia articles. In the future, will landscape photographs have to be copyrighted to God?
  5. Pending changes on BLPs
  6. Rude, cocky, balls-out editors who adopt a "my way or the highway" approach to collaborative editing

Memorial[edit]

My dear cousin Jack Rorke, and his son Michael, taken in Vietnam, 1967

In loving memory of my cousin Jack Rorke, and his son Michael. May you both rest in peace and forget the ugly and undeserved cruelty that beastial mankind foisted upon you both in the decade when everybody should have been having fun.

My E-Mail and Twitter[edit]

Should anyone wish to contact me, they may do so here at my E-Mail address: jeannegriffin@hotmail.it I'll keep everything said to me in the strictest confidence, and while I do welcome frank comments, be they critical or otherwise, I shall only reply to those with Wikipedia user names, anonymous IP's or cranks will be ignored. I can also be reached at Twitter: @JeanneGriffin3

John and Jeanne in 1975. Forever together. "Who's that woman on your arm, all dressed up to do you harm?". RIP John (passed away in 2007)

Parallel Time[edit]

My user page and related talk page are proof in themselves that parallel time does indeed exist and was not merely a figment of Dan Curtis's imagination. On my pages, in various co-existing dimensions, the inhabitants of Naxos, Sicily have not yet been massacred by the army of Dionysius of Syracuse; Jesus, Dismas, and Gestus are drinking to their mutual health from a cup of vinegar; the Magna Carta is waiting for the royal signature, thus King John of England is happily walling people up and plucking out eyes; Charles d'Albret is arrogantly placing the visored-helmet upon his head as he disdainfully surveys the bedraggled troops of Henry V fine-tuning their longbows before the Battle of Agincourt; Margaret of Anjou is carefully selecting the man who will father her legitimate son, Edward of Westminster ("Butler or Beaufort, who shall it be? Oh, decisions, decisions"); Leonardo Da Vinci is painting a nervous Cecilia Gallerani (Hope that fu..ing ermine doesn't pee on my new Roberto Cavalli dress!"); Queen Anne Boleyn has not yet lost her head; the Spanish Armada is still a resplendant forest of oak; Lee Harvey Oswald is selecting curtain rods at a hardware shop in Irving, Texas; Brian Jones plays sitar for the Rolling Stones as (Ed Sullivan frowns in consternation); Jim Morrison cycles along Pacific Avenue; and user Jeanne Boleyn is seated (under dreaming spires) on Venice High School's quad which is an Aunt Ruby's quilt of various shades of lush emerald green grass; her long flowing hair iridescent with sparkling rainbow-winks of glitter, long coltish legs in their wide flared jeans crossed Indian-style, is giving free astrology lessons, and discussing with Tom W., Eric M. and Patsy G. the merits of David Bowie's latest Aladdin Sane album. Time, he flexes like a whore, falls wa..ing to the floor, his trick is you and me- Time by David Bowie, 1973

Comrades in arms

My favourite editors[edit]

In no particular order (thus no offense is given-therefore, none should be taken):

  • GoodDay, for bringing out the wild and zany side of my character which I thought had sunk back in 1912 along with the Titanic
  • Big Dunc, for his constant help and advice which he has tirelessly given me ever since I crashed-landed at Wikipedia in April 2008 with all the finesse of a meteorite
  • Jack Forbes, another kind and humourous gentleman
  • Sarah777, for defending me against a trollish attack
  • High King, for saying that I looked like Chrissie Hynde in one of my photos (Jim Kerr is not my cuppa tea, however)
  • Daicaregos, for being a nice guy; helping me with the Sibyl de Neufmarché article; politely correcting me on my Maud de Braose article as well as accurately noting my Goth tendencies
  • Boleyn, for our mutual collaboration on Tudor-related articles
  • PKM, for providing me with an image of Agnes Keith
  • QP10qp, for his cultured wit, sage advice, and help on Charlotte de Sauve
  • Joegoodfriend, for his constant defence of poor little me against the omnipotent force of the Oswald acted alone crowd
  • Frania W, for her charm, praise, style, and élan français
  • AndyF, a very nice guy with a sense of humour (a characteristic rarely found in Wikipedians)
  • Sal73, for our work together on Sicilian articles
  • Daaviiid, another medievalist is bound to find favour with me
  • Nick19thind, for awarding me a barnstar for my work on fashion articles
  • Henry V, for his sheer determination, politeness, and the proof that there does exist on this planet another human being as obsessive as I am
  • Jack1755, for his wit, intelligence, politeness, and knowledge of history which is awe-inspiring
  • Attilios, for his help on Italian-related articles
  • DayTrivia, for her many articles which she has created on historical personages
  • Millbanks, a nice, decent chap even though we'll never see eye to eye on the European Union-Sorry!
  • Gmyrtle, for nominating my Lucy Lambert Hale article for a DYK
  • Keresaspa for all his help on Troubles-related articles
  • Last but certainly not least, I need to mention Titch Tucker who has gone away, but has not, nor will he ever be, forgotten. A million thank-yous for your many acts of kindness, and sharing with us at Wikipedia, your gentle soul

A nightmare for Jeanne Boleyn[edit]

The prey of Venice High School surfer Chris Biggs
Welcome to Jeanne Boleyn's nightmare. 1976 going on forever into infinity, "I want you to show me the way, everyday, I want you....."

I awaken to discover that:

  • Henry VIII and his six wives, including Anne Boleyn, were a myth; they never existed (Scream!)
  • The Rolling Stones mimed all their live performances (Scream!)
  • It is February 1976, therefore:
  • Internet and Wikipedia have not been invented yet, my only sources of entertainment are crappy TV sit-coms (Scream!)
  • I switch on KMET (a little bit of heaven, 94.7), and the Peter Frampton song Show Me The Way is playing over and over and over......(Scream!)
  • I open my wardrobe only to discover that all I've got to wear are high-waisted, flared jeans, wrinkly, knee-length skirts, horrible striped jumpers, rust-coloured t-shirts, and platform espadrilles (Scream!)
  • I look into the mirror to find that my hair is its natural colour of dark brown and parted in the middle (Scream!)
  • I am still in high school, so I walk down to Venice Boulevard and I catch the #75 Rapid Transit District (RTD) bus to Venice High School where I am forced to fight off the amorous advances of surfer Chris Biggs (Scream!)
My maternal grandmother, Frances Carolyn Parsley (24 December 1884-25 September 1920). An interesting bit of trivia: She died in Commerce Street, Dallas; and is buried in the same cemetery as Lee Harvey Oswald
My paternal grandfather, Maurice Michael Griffin (15 April 1862- 1908) and his sister, Mary

Welcome to my nightmare.

Ancestry[edit]

Father: Irish. Mother: English, French, Northern Irish, German, Scottish, Alsatian, Welsh, Cornish

From Millbanks[edit]

Thanks for your kind message, dear Jeanne. Yes, I'm fine thanks and I hope you are too! Millbanks (talk) 11:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

You have a new message.[edit]

You have a new message from ----DASTEV (talk) 03:38, 8 October 2009 (UTC)


/Songs that represent the decades[edit]

/Wikipedians and their historical equivalents[edit]

/Doppelgangers[edit]

I'm in with the In-Crowd[edit]

As of October 2010, I am in the top 400 of the most active Wikipedians. I want some action, I got so much to give......

Ulster Defence Regiment linked articles[edit]

Hi Jeanne, I see you have resurrected an image for use in a few UDR based articles and you have used differing text to describe them. I hope you do not mind, but I have amended the text on them to reflect the content better. There is no indication of the date of the photograph so the long hair must indicate the fashion at the time. The UDR soldiers were civilians most of the time and had to live among the community they served. If they had had strict military short hair cuts, they would have stood out more thus endangering their personal safety. Gavin Lisburn (talk) 22:47, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

This link to the London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/all=441998;sort=newest/start=1) shows the inspecting officer was promoted to Lt Col in 1976 and from Lt Col in 1983 so this would age the image content between 76 & 83, a period when long hair was worn on men. Gavin Lisburn (talk) 22:59, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Coleraine bar attack[edit]

I noticed on Asarlaí's talk page that you intend to make a page on the 5th of June 1976 Coleraine bar attack, I commend your efforts and please notify me when it is created. Beannacht! Boundarylayer (talk) 00:16, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Newspaper Archives[edit]

Perhaps requesting the newspapers during that week in 1976 from the various publishers would turn up some more sources? I checked out the Irish Times archive http://www.irishtimes.com/archive/ but to no avail with the name 'Coleraine' http://www.irishtimes.com/search/library/index.html?rm=listresults&filter=dateasc&keywords=Coleraine&daterange=custom&day1=1&mon1=1&year1=1976&day2=25&mon2=11&year2=1977&start=130

But better results when searching for Bombing during that period, see 'Ten die at weekend' which might have a mention of the Coleraine attack. http://www.irishtimes.com/search/library/index.html?rm=listresults&filter=dateasc&keywords=Bombing&daterange=custom&day1=1&mon1=6&year1=1976&day2=25&mon2=11&year2=1976&start=30

I tried another Irish paper but unfortunately this is a paid for subscription to the paper archive. https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/sign_up1.php

Please keep me apprised of developments, Beannacht Boundarylayer (talk) 08:38, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

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