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I've got a new book coming out on November 1st.With any luck, I'll be asked to talk about it and will have to answer that most commonly asked of  questions:... read more »
Last Friday, 12 October 2018, I delivered one of the three keynote addresses at the Frederick Douglass Across and Against Times, Places, and Disciplines... read more »
“He has been dumped.” Mrs. van Melsen tells me these words as we look down at the inscription on the monument at the graveyard near Sint Pieter’s... read more »
Margaret Allen shares her reflections from the August 2018 International Federation for Research in Women’s History conference held in Vancouver,... read more »
Anne Marie Louise of Orleans was born on 29 May 1627 at the Louvre as the daughter of Gaston, Duke of Orléans and Marie, Duchess of Montpensier.... read more »
Some time ago, visiting Manchester for the first time, I “discovered” what seemed an impressive square. An enormous Victorian gothic building... read more »
SARAH LOGAN FISHER finally gets her wish: the British take Philadelphia. September 25, 1777— About 10 this morning the town was alarmed with an account... read more »
Frederick Douglass is often described as a self-made man. Yet his life was profoundly shaped by the women around him--both those who helped and loved him,... read more »
Few people I know like working at the UK National Archives. They find it too impersonal, too frigid, too strict. But since I first worked there in July... read more »
Amy Werbel Lust on Trial takes readers on a journey through America’s sexual underbelly as viewed through the eyes of Anthony Comstock, the nation’s... read more »
By Colleen Kennedy This post will turn to the television show The Crown to focus on the English coronation process, attending specifically to the most... read more »
Construction of Biebrich was begun by Count, later Prince, Georg August Samuel of Nassau-Idstein and the palace was completed in 1702. After his death,... read more »

Lovely Lucca

16 October 2018
We have just returned from a few days in Lucca, a walled mediaeval city in Tuscany - and my post is due for tomorrow; so it's going to be something of... read more »
Many an unfortunate and amazing thing has happened since my last blog post. Some are worthy of posts of their own, such as the fascinating Douglass conference... read more »
On August 29th, Kevin Sieff of the Washington Post published an article about the citizenship status of Americans born near the U.S.-Mexico border. According... read more »

The royals are here!

15 October 2018
Royal armorial of Queen Elizabeth II used at her coronation, 1953. BL 99330.tt.12 We have a vast array of images and information about British armorials,... read more »
Read part one here. The start of a happy marriage On 10 February 1904 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Alice married Alexander in “a spectacular... read more »
I have just finished reading the second volume of Sylvia Plath's Letters, published by Faber and Faber. They make for sober reading. The first volume,... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

14 October 2018
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A diet for old age. The sensory history of pine. 9 cold remedies from history. The Texas... read more »
My Idealed John Bullesses by Yoshio Makino 1912London in 1900 was like New York today, a city where you craned your neck gazing up at the towering... read more »
Anne of Cleves left her homeland in 1539 to marry the king of England. She was never brought up to be a queen yet out of many possible choices, she was... read more »

The Etiquette of Apples

13 October 2018
by Deborah SwiftJeanne Illenye - The Fateful TemptationI have been lucky enough to be given a huge plastic bag full of apples from my friend's orchard,... read more »
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. “My darling mama, what can I say to you – I know you loved Bertie dearly, and... read more »
SARAH LOGAN FISHER noted in the diary she kept in Philadelphia in July 1777 the high prices for spices, sugar, tea, and coffee. She heard rumors that the... read more »
We sure are being treated to some great historical pieces this year. The Duchess of Sussex wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara and now Princess... read more »
October 12 marks the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Martinican writer and intellectual Paulette Nardal. It also marks 79 years since Nardal survived... read more »
Tsarevich Alexei had inherited haemophilia from his mother and upon the discovery of his remains in 2007, it was established that he suffered from haemophilia... read more »
Robin P. Chapdelaine and Lara Putnam have issued a call for papers on “Children, Youth & Labor on the Eve of Independence.” Chosen scholars... read more »

A Converted Convent

11 October 2018
Disclosure of shameless showcasing of husband’s work! On a beautiful Indian Summer day, with the sun streaming in through the large... read more »
  “I don’t like the use of ‘our.’ It’s ‘her’ body.” I was sitting in a small meeting... read more »