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This post comes from Gina G. Bennett, a fourth year doctoral student of Transatlantic History at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her... read more »
I've just found out that artist Henry S Tuke's (self-portrait, left) image of men manfully manning the ships' pump has been discussed as a maritime narrative... read more »
These days I don’t have much time to read fiction in general, and I tend to avoid novels set in Salem in particular, but I’m always on the... read more »
Scott McKinnon contributes to our marital equality series by exploring the often relied-upon arguments regarding children, ‘radicalisation’... read more »
Fontevraud Abbey was founded between 1110 and 1119 and was located in what was then the Angevin Empire. As a monastery, it was home to royal and noble... read more »
In recent History Girls posts, I have written several times about the history of the Meon Valley. The motivation for my posts is simply that this area... read more »
  This article titled “How many more warrior women are missing from the history books?” was written by Natalie Haynes, for theguardian.com... read more »
Can you imagine the 19th century without Queen Victoria? If the young Princess Charlotte, only legitimate daughter of the Prince of Wales, had not died... read more »
This is an item from the blog of the National Museum of the Royal Navy: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/curators-choice-rear-admiral-edward-ellicott%E2%80%99s-biographyThe... read more »
Nell Haynes and David Aruquipa Pérez In the mid-1990s, David Aruquipa Pérez attended the opening of a new gay bar in La Paz, Bolivia.... read more »
Galla Placidia was one of Rome’s last empresses. During her time as both Princess and Empress, she would see Rome as it steadily declined into a... read more »
Statewide effort to preserve African American women’s political history prior to 1930 begins at National Civil Right Museum in Memphis on Nov. 17-18,... read more »
The letter of Cecily Daune in British Library Add MS 34889 f.166. Screen shot of the digitised image. Copyright The British Library. I am currently working... read more »
On 18 September 1718, Maria Theresa was joined in the nursery by a younger sister named Maria Anna. She would be the only one of three of Maria Theresa’s... read more »


18 September 2017
Pondering George Washington’s letter (previous post) to ELIZABETH WILLING POWEL in regard to the sale of his coach horses to her, one wonders what... read more »
Emilia of Nassau was the fifth but third surviving child of William the Silent and his second wife, Anna of Saxony. She was born on 10 April 1569 in Cologne.... read more »
Blame it on too many women’s mags, but I started sorting out the other day. Not before time - the piles of papers had reached the point where we... read more »
Thank you to Arina Angermen for this information. WHN Admin.   Call for papers for the Yearbook of Women’s History (2018) [graag verspreiden... read more »
John Cleaveland was born in the part of Ipswich that’s now Essex in 1750. He was the son and namesake of the town minister.John, Jr., apparently... read more »
Penny Dolan says: I came across Dianne Hofmeyr's beautiful post on another blog and immediately wanted to share her words, thoughts and images with everyone... read more »
Lisa Featherstone continues our marital equality series by drawing comparisons between arguments used against marriage equality and arguments used to resist... read more »
In continuation of our “Year of Maria Theresa” series, we take a look at the birth of (the second) Maria Carolina. Born on 17 September 1748,... read more »
Herodias was one of the Bible’s most famous villainesses. She was a Jewish princess and the ruler of Galilee.[1] She was the wife of the famous... read more »
My last few posts have been about plant hunters. This is not unconnected with the fact that I have a children's book about plant hunters coming out at... read more »
Tomorrow is Cambridge Discovery Day, when the city’s historical commission promotes a day of free walking tours in various neighborhoods (full schedule... read more »

Happy Birthday Delmonico’s!

15 September 2017
‘s 44th St. and 5th Ave. N.Y., 1898Delmonico’s turned 180 years old this week, and its current incarnation turned up and turned out in style... read more »
Friday, 23rd February 2018, King’s College London. Convenors:  Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent), Alan Coffee (King’s) Keynote Speakers:... read more »
On 19 June 1896, Bessie Wallis Warfield was born as the daughter of Teackle Wallis Warfield and Alice Montague in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.... read more »

Busy Bees

14 September 2017
I know that bees are experiencing some serious challenges at the moment, but it seems to me that there are much more of them out there than in previous... read more »
On 8-10 Nov 2018, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware will host a conference... read more »