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Madeleine of Valois was  the fifth child of Francis I of France and his wife Queen Claude. She was born on 10 August 1520 and was just 16 years old and in delicate health when she married James V... read more »
                                       The famous green boxes used by the Parisian bouquinistes ... read more »
Daisy was born as Frances Evelyn Maynard in 1861. Her mother was Blanche FitzRoy who was a descendent of Charles II through two of his mistresses Nell Gwyn and Barbara Villiers and her father was The... read more »
The Sons of the American Revolution has announced that its 2017 Annual Conference on the American Revolution will take place in Quincy. In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Ad... read more »

Weavers in the Mint

25 October 2016
Below is the short – 20 minute long – talk I gave at the Radical Histories / Histories of Radicalism conference at the beginning of July. I was presenting alongside Sarah Wise, speaking on... read more »
Nicholas L. Syrett It will come as no surprise to many that marriage itself does not make sex safe, pleasurable, or even consensual. Historians of sexuality have shown that marriage—especially i... read more »
For this post I am flouting all the rules I set for myself regarding sources and time period, but I just couldn’t resist. You will perhaps see why as you read on. The setting is England rather t... read more »

Teresa Kretzer

24 October 2016
Teresa Kretzer is remembered for hanging a huge American flag over Main Street in Sharpsburg, Maryland during the Civil War. When the Southern army arrived she saved the flag from destruction by hidin... read more »
Thrilled that Cesar nominated @Karidjatoure (Girlhood) is confirmed to star in #TheAdventuresofSelika – fab start to the week! @stylereins pic.twitter.com/V9A97QJJwY — The Equestrian Film... read more »
Mary Seacole is hailed for her role in caring for sick and wounded British servicemen during the Crimean War. On hearing of the plight of soldiers in the Crimea, she made her way independently to help... read more »
February 1798 was the U.S. of A.’s first February for eight years without George Washington as head of state. As described in recent postings, his birthday the previous year, coming near the end... read more »
A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Isabella of France was born around 1295 as the daughter of&n... read more »

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