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Yesterday I quoted a passage from Frank Moore’s 1859-1860 compendium The Diary of the American Revolution which stated, among many other things, that Martha Washington had “a mottled tom-c... read more »
Bill Maher has done the impossible: he’s fallen farther in my esteem. There was a time (high school) when I could tolerate — and even enjoy — Real Time with Bill Maher. I’m not... read more »

Old Dogs, New Tricks

9 February 2016
Female offenders were nothing if not inventive. The crimes of women in Victorian England could be both ordinary and extraordinary, from child-stripping, hocussing, and fantastical frauds to brawls, dr... read more »
Interview by Katherine Harvey  In The Manly Priest: Clerical Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in England and Normandy, 1066-1300, Jennifer Thibodeaux tells the story of the imposition... read more »
By Cynthia D. Bertelsen An Indian household can no more be governed peacefully, without dignity and prestige, than an Indian Empire. ~ Steel and Gardiner The British Empire at its zenith stretched acr... read more »

Did Ancient Romans have...?

9 February 2016
by Caroline LawrenceAs a History Girl, one of my obsessions is Detailing the World. In an historical novel it's not crucial to the reader what kind of hinges you put on the door or if your hero p... read more »

The language of God

8 February 2016
by Helen King (monthly contributor) I’m fascinated by the automatic fill-ins which search engines provide. For ‘Am I still…’ ‘Am I still a virgin?’ is a classic, a... read more »
I thought I would continue in a lighter vein with some insights into the lives of George and Martha Washington. William Maclay represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1789 to 1791. T... read more »
Joanna II of NaplesJoanna was born on 25 June 1373 as the daughter of Charles III of Naples and Margaret of Durazzo. She was their eldest surviving child and she also had a younger brother Ladislaus. read more »
'Bacchus discovering honey'“If you would take a swarm of bees from a hollow tree. Saw off the top of the tree and cover the swarm with a cloth soaked in wet clay. Then saw through the tree benea... read more »
By Pamela Toler (Regular Contributor) As the official superintendent of the Union Army’s newly minted nursing corps, Dorothea Dix had a clear vision of what her nurses should look like. Only w... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

7 February 2016
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A history of ear wax! Victorian cat funerals. Nurses and TB in 1950. The midwives of El Paso. The AIDS quilt goes digital. The introducti... read more »

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