Category Archives: Historical Novels

Look For Jewish Ancestry Through “Converso” Slave Owners

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American surnames going back to the Colonial era often have Portuguese origins.

In the 1640’s, Brazilian “Conversos” (former Jews from Portugal) played a role in the marketing of slaves. Because Spanish and Portuguese “New Christians” or “Conversos” became involved in slave trading and massive agricultural businesses that found their way onto American shores, someone with Southern ancestry might follow history back far enough to find Jewish ancestry. Keep in mind that to some Jews it is very offensive and not historically accurate to imply that Jews were the “main” slave merchants.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Prince-Before-After/dp/1484086392

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Did Hitler Help Inspire the Vegetarian/Spiritual Movement that Gained Strength in the 1960’s?

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First I heard that Hitler was a vegetarian. That was long after I had become a vegetarian and it left me with strange thoughts. Then I saw this old documentary about the Nazis and the occult. It left me feeling odd and curious to see these early Nazis swimming in the woods, enjoying the pleasures of nature and hearing of their desire to return to a simpler time. They were familiar feelings. They were my feelings during the 1970s. Unfortunately, a movement that could have been shared and not thought of as ethnocentric wasn’t. And what culture didn’t spring from simpler times? But perhaps those who were not Nazis yet still a part of this new trend of thought, brought these beautiful ideas of nature loving and eating holistically to their new places of immigration long before the Nazis turned it into something frightfully grotesque. Perhaps it was even early Jews who sensed all was not well and left their beloved German homeland before it was too late. Whoever or however the movement was spread, I am grateful. Nature is beautiful.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Prince-Before-After/dp/1484086392

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Two Hundred Years of Arab Invasions Before Finally Becoming Muslim

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Am I the only one who thinks twice when hearing Georgia in the news? There is the state of Georgia in the US and then there is Georgia, the sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. What an interesting history Eurasia’s Georgia has had. First their oral history proclaims they descend from Noah’s son Japheth and secondly, this small state had suffered 200 years worth of Arab invasions and persecution before finally becoming Muslim. This small Eurasian state has had short histories of independence and became a Russian province after seeking Russia’s help during the 1600s when there were wars raging between the Persians and Turks.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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Kilt Clad Celts Offend Women

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During the Middle Ages men in the Scottish Highlands were wearing their kilts a little too short. For when they were jaunting uphill, stooping or the wind caught it just right, women could see a man’s private parts and some were disgusted. Thinking themselves decent and civilized, some of the women of the Scottish Lowlands were not pleased with the spectacle. Although it is said that the style of a man’s purse hung about the waist helped to conceal that which had offended the women.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Prince-Before-After/dp/1484086392

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