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

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History Today have published A Medieval Valentine, a short article by yours truly about the Paston family and this wonderful letter of February 1477:  Unto my right well-beloved Valentine Jo... read more »
By Pamela Toler (Regular Contributor) On October 30, 1862, Anne Reading, a nurse stationed at Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, committed an unforgivable sin from Dorothea Dix’s p... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

14 February 2016
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Suffragist Valentines. Breakfast with John Adams. Parliament is ditching calfskin. Why we still love antique Valentines.  The great... read more »

Llewelyn The Last

14 February 2016
I have spent the week before last in Builth Wells, a tiny town in the middle left of Wales, famous for a giant bull, a beautiful bridge over the River Wye and the show ground for the annual Royal Wels... read more »

A Love To Remember

14 February 2016
Mumtaz Mahal was born as Arjumand Banu into Persian nobility. She was just 19 years old when she was married to Prince Khurram on 10 May 1613. He would go on to become Emperor Shah Jahan. They were ac... read more »
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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