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The Women's History Carnival showcases recent blogging about women's and gender history.   (more info...)

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Anne boleynValentine’s Day almost upon us, which means a plethora of gaudy scarlet gewgaws, overpriced cellophane-wrapped roses, the impossibility of booking a restaurant table for more than two... read more »
Egmond Abbey is the oldest abbey in the Netherlands. It was founded in the early tenth century by Dirk I, Count of Holland. The original abbey was destroyed in 1573 on the order of William of Orange. read more »

Mary Peabody Mann

11 February 2016
Activist, Educator, and Wife of Horace MannMary Peabody Mann was a teacher, author, and wife of education reformer Horace Mann. Mary carried a passion for education, especially of young children, in h... read more »
The first capital of the United states under the Constitution was New York City. After his inauguration, the President and MARTHA WASHINGTON moved into a mansion on Cherry Street. George Washington, c... read more »
Historians, journalists, and public health officials have begun to call Zika the new rubella (German measles). When a pregnant woman contracts the Zika virus, she normally experiences mild symptoms of... read more »
Olivia Weisser Furtive trysts. Regretful dalliances. Fleeting affairs. Sexual secrets were nothing new in the 1700s, but confessing them to a doctor became surprisingly common in published medical cas... read more »
Today is paperback publication day for my second novel The Silvered Heart, so between sips of celebratory fizz (or more likely a huge pot of tea) it seems only right to post about the woman, and... read more »

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10 February 2016
I’m thrilled to announce that my first book, Wayward Women, inspired by this blog, has been published by Pen and Sword books. From child-strippers, land-sharks and hocussers to brawlers, traffi... read more »
Modern television is not known for its nuanced portrayal of rape and sexual violence. Much of the recent discussion about depictions of rape on television has focused on Game of Thrones, HBO’s m... read more »
  This article titled “Hampton Court’s Chapel Royal stages first Catholic service for 450 years” was written by Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent, for The Guardian on Tues... read more »
On this day 176 years ago Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha were married in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from Lady Waterpark's phot... read more »
Anne of KievAnne of Kiev was born into obscurity. There is no certainty about her date of birth though it’s estimated to be between 1024 and 1036 to Yaroslov the Wise and Ingegerd Olofsdotter of... read more »

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