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  • Sir Walter Scott’s House Restored
    Sir Walter Scott’s House Restored
    On July 4, 2013, Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford home in the Scottish Borders re-opened to the public after it underwent a multi-million-pound restoration. Queen Elizabeth II toured Abbotsford on July 3rd. Dame Jean Maxwell Scott, Sir Walter...
  • Graff (Declaration) House
    The Declaration of Independence was written in the house that Graff built
    During June of 1776, the SecondContinental Congresswas underway in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson, one of the attendees, obtained lodging within the city, but considered it quite uncomfortable; thus he sought new...
  • Susan Lynch as "beautiful" Rebecca in "Ivanhoe" (1997)
    Part 3: The first acceptable version of 'Ivanhoe'
    Ivanhoe is supposed to be the hero of the story, a noble valorous knight faithful to his sweetheart, but Waddington makes him look like a jerk, a womanizer, and a Saxon who doesn’t even remotely look like one. Every scene with him makes the...
  • Victoria Smurfit as Princess Rowena in "Ivanhoe" (1997)
    Part 2: The first acceptable version of 'Ivanhoe'
    For example, one of Richard’s greatest mistakes was to participate in the Crusades in Palestine, a worthless expedition that onlydestroyed innocent lives and wasted much money. On the other side, John insidiously usurped the throne for his...
  • Ciaran Hinds (left) as Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert and Steve Waddington (right) as Ivanhoe in "Ivanhoe" (1997)
    Part 1: The first acceptable version of 'Ivanhoe'
    Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe is a classic historical romance. It is filled with authentic content, deeply illustrative descriptions, and a very unforgettable story. However, ever since the invention of motion pictures became popular, the...
  • Irish actor Ciaran Hinds plays Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert in the 1997 mini-series adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"
    Part 5: Selections from Edward Eager's 'Tales of Magic' series
    Many famous characters from Sir Walter Scott’s romantic novel about England during the Middle Ages and the legacy of Richard the Lionheart are present in Knight’s Castle, especially a not-so-innocent Rowena, a more compassionate de...
  • "Ivanhoe"
    Classic movie 'Ivanhoe' comes to Davenport
    On Monday, April 25th, at 1 Pm, Rave Motion Pictures in Davenport, Iowa will present the 1952 smash hit "Ivanhoe" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor and George Sanders. The screening is part of Rave Motion Pictures Classic Cinema...
  • Artwork by Sally Evans on display at Ivanhoe Art Stroll
    Ivanhoe Village Art Stroll This Friday: Ambling, Acrylics, and Alcohol
    Between Third Thursday, First Thursday, and Every SeventhTuesday just (kidding), you may have overlooked the First Friday Art Stroll of Ivanhoe Village. That might be because you were looking in the wrong place: while the “Ivanhoe”...