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Study of a bear by Sawrey Gilpin © The Trustees of the British MuseumI am, like most writers, often asked where I get my ideas from and I always say the research (which is true), but that can see... read more »
Last week, the Peruvian architect Karina Puente sent me her brand-new drawing of the "Invisible city of Zenobia", one of the fifty-five Invisible Cities that Italo Calvino created in his novel (more a... read more »
Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr is a retelling of the political rivalry that led to the most famous fatal duel in U.S. history. It comes from Rick Beyer, an author and filmmaker f... read more »
I am looking forward to reading the first full-length nonfiction account of the escape of Ona Judge known as Oney, a dower slave belonging to Martha Washington, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Re... read more »
Conference: Writing Art: Women Writers as Art Critics in the Long Eighteenth Century Saturday 25th February 2017 Venue: Chawton House Library     Long thought to be the domain of wealth... read more »
By Jack El-Hai (Regular Contributor) Thousands of people will soon arrive in Washington, D.C., for President Obama’s inauguration. Who are the people who visit the nation’s capital to... read more »
by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith (Regular Contributor) Louvois by Larguillère (1680, detail) Among the many powerful ministers of state who served the French throne, François le Tellier, Marqui... read more »
Sophie Munro “Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier d’Eon”, printed in the London Magazine in 1777. It now forms parts of the British Cartoon Prints Collection at the Librar... read more »
Caroline has been a member of Auld Reekie Roller Girls since 2009 and currently skates for their All Stars team. She lives in Edinburgh, where she works as a Development Worker for a local charity. In... read more »
A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Luisa de Guzmán was born on 13 October 1613 as the daughte... read more »

Who was Cornelia Africana?

20 February 2017
Who was Cornelia Africana and How Did She Become the Prototype of the Virtuous Roman Woman? | Ancient OriginsThe life of Cornelia Africana could be the basis for a fascinating Hollywood super-producti... read more »
Before I began to write the third book in my Oxford Medieval Mystery series, The Huntsman’s Tale, there was one area of research demanding my attention – what exactly went on at a medieval... read more »

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