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Fiery Joanna of Flanders

9 October 2015
Joanna of Flanders Joanna of Flanders has gone down in history as the ‘Fiery’ for her role in the War of the Breton Succession. She was born circa 1295 as the daughter of Louis I, Count of... read more »
FORESHORE - the part of a shore between high- and low- water marks, or between the water and cultivated or developed land. MUDLARK - a person who scavenges in river mud for objects of valueNOTICE: Aim... read more »
Anne of Great Britain A movie called “The Favourite” is in the works. The story takes places between the end of 17th century and the first few years of the 18th century and will follow the... read more »
Position Number: 32551 Department: History Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Early Modern European History The University of Central Florida is seeking applications for a nine-month ten... read more »

The scholarly midwife

8 October 2015
Known as ‘The scholar’, Louise Bourgeois Boursier (1563–1636) was a recognised midwife within the 17th century French court. The trials and tribulations of her life illustrate the ma... read more »
Over this past summer, I spent about two weeks on a research trip in Washington D.C. I decided to take my teenage son along, figuring this might be the last time he ever willingly goes on a trip with... read more »
Esther De Berdt Reed kept up her correspondence with her brother in England wishing she could see him either in England or America. As tensions increased between Britain and her American colonies it b... read more »
      Episode #6: Wilmer Kearns tries to win over Edna with his storytelling. “Spirit of 1776.” on Vimeo. By Marguerite Kearns Welcome to Suffrage Wagon Cafe. Wilmer K... read more »
To celebrate the release on 12 October of the film ‘Suffragette’  (for which I was an historical consultant) I will post each day an image of a suffrage item that has passed through m... read more »
Christopher Hommerding Shoulder steak, onions, potatoes, kidney suet, salt and pepper – this collection of simple ingredients, wrapped in a basic pie crust, composed a dish that during the 1950s... read more »
Living in a country Devon village brings some unexpected delights. Last week, I stepped out of my English Stoat. Photographer: Kevin Law, Los Angeles, USA.front door to find an adult stoat and four pl... read more »
“Slow down,” my mother said, watching me gobble down my lunch. “You don’t have to hurry.” But in these handful of weeks – eight tomorrow since my daughter entered t... read more »

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