Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Happy birthday, Queen Mary II
It is the birthday of Queen Mary II (1662), who reluctantly married her first cousin, William III and II, and jointly ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland with him from 1689 until her death. Theirs was an arranged marriage designed to solidify an alliance with Holland, and Mary wept at her wedding. Mary’s father was King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. He was deposed and exiled to France, and William and Mary became joint monarchs, an arrangement that satisfied prevailing attitudes because William and Mary were Protestants and her father was Catholic, not a popular thing to be in England at the time. Mary grew to be devoted to her husband and didn’t really want to run things in the realm. When her husband was out of town waging wars in various countries, though, Mary proved to be a capable leader. In 1693, Mary endowed the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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