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Mary Ann Brown Patten

28 November 2015
First Woman Clipper Ship CommanderMary Ann Brown Patten was the first woman commander of an American Merchant Vessel at the age of nineteen. Her husband, the ship's captain, was severely ill with feve... read more »
Edith Jones' diaryMay 1945There is nothing more delicious than discovering a private diary, written moons ago, that was never intended for publication. It has been my great good fortune to find severa... read more »
Readers of this blog who also follow my Twitter feed (@jenniebatchelor) or the project’s (@ladysmagproject) will already know that this has been an exciting week for me. In the space of a week,... read more »
Empress Elisabeth of AustriaElisabeth of Bavaria, or Empress Elisabeth of Austria buried two of her children during her lifetime. She mourned the death of her daughter Sophie, who died when she was ju... read more »
Mary, Duchess of BrittanyMary of Waltham was born at Bishop’s Waltham Palace on 10 October 1344 as the daughter of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. Her future husband John V, Duke... read more »
Over the years I have collected interesting cards from old scrapbooks and jumble sales.As now is the time for sending out Christmas cards, I shall share some with The History Girls.  Christmas ca... read more »

Bearded ladies on display

26 November 2015
Bearded ladies have long been one of the most familiar of performers in travelling shows and circuses. Often it was the contrast between their femininity and their wild, masculine appearance &nda... read more »

The Paradox of Thanksgiving

26 November 2015
With its odd combination of tradition and invention, its appeals to the past and to the future, its ancestor worship and its acceptance of diversity, Thanksgiving is not merely America’s most tr... read more »
For the holiday, John Overholt at Harvard’s Houghton Library shared a look inside one of only five surviving copies of a cookbook that Edes and Gill reprinted for pre-Revolutionary Boston:Susann... read more »
Literate upper class American women often occupied their time in the latter part of the eighteenth century in reading romantic novels. See previous post on this subject. One popular novel making the r... read more »
Juliana, Mother of the People Juliana is an ode to the late Queen and also a story of emancipation. She wrestles with the independence from her mother and husband, while being a Queen. Performed by: T... read more »
Alexander III and his wife Maria Feodorovna (born Dagmar of Denmark) The shrine of Emperor Alexander III of Russia was opened last Tuesday to take DNA-samples. These will be sent to Moscow to be studi... read more »

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