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Whilst browsing through the shelves of a small second-hand bookshop in Aberystwyth in1994, I came across a Penguin translation of The Book of Margery Kempe, an apparently autobiographical text written... read more »
Alfred Stevens (Belgium painter, 1828-1906) Looking Out at the Sea... read more »
  Detail from the frontispiece to The Ladys Magazine , or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex for 1780 . Last week, Koenraad posted about our project trip to the biennial BARS (British Associ... read more »

#AWW2015: Review 3

29 July 2015
Frances M. Clarke. War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling campsThey... read more »
  Engraving of Petronilla of Lorraine Petronilla of Lorraine was born circa 1092 as the daughter of Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine and Hedwig of Formbach. She was their eldest daughter. She recei... read more »
Photo credit: Chris HadleyOur July guest is Joanne Limberg, talking about her début novel, A Want of Kindness, about Queen Anne. Joanne Limburg began her writing career as a poet, publishing tw... read more »
One night in August 1966, a group of trans* women and queer youth rioted against years of stigmatization and routine police harassment. It started at a popular all-night hangout, Gene Compton’s... read more »
By Martha Hodes (Guest Contributor) Awe-inspiring, somber, sorrowful: That’s how mourners imagined the forthcoming funeral of President Abraham Lincoln, in the terrible hours and days after the... read more »
Wellcome Library is pleased to announce that it has subscribed to the database British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries. The collection covers the period 1500-1950 and provides fascinating... read more »
Alamire is releasing a CD recording of the favourite works of Anne Boleyn, entitled, ‘Anne Boleyn’s Songbook: Music and Passions of a Tudor Queen’. Directed by David Skinner, th... read more »
Charles Upchurch What does a historian of sexuality do when confronted with something that looks compellingly modern, but decades before it was supposed to exist? Specifically, I mean evidence of iden... read more »
‘We have to devise a means of making known the facts in such a way as to touch the imagination of the world.’ Eglantyne Jebb Poster for Anne Chamberlain's production, E... read more »

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