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Today is National (and possibly International) Handwriting Day, and we thought we would take a quick look at some examples from recently-catalogued papers... read more »
Bia de’ Medici was born in 1536 as the first child of the Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany. She was known as Bia which could be the short version... read more »
Sarah Bell explores the postwar experiences of Australian nurses who were held in captivity during the Second World War. Australia has a long and repetitive... read more »
  This article titled “Britannia recap – series one, episode one” was written by Julia Raeside, for theguardian.com on Thursday... read more »
The Gemeentemuseum (County Museum) in The Hague currently has an exhibition called The Hague Chic, which features a ton of jewellery and also had... read more »
 Jewellery Displays at the Ritz ParisIn among all the Brexit misery and non-shuffling cabinetre-shuffles that have dominated the press so far this... read more »
Some historians view the events of Bloody Sunday 1905 as one of the key events which led to the Russian Revolution of 1917, during which Nicholas II was... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

21 January 2018
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Radical jugs? Afterlife of a factory. A 1907 multicultural vision test. Michel Foucault... read more »
From Tornos News:An 18-year-old girl who lived in Greece 7,000 years ago and was unearthed by archaeologists in Theopetra cave, near the city of Trikala,... read more »
From National Herald:Not many Indians realise or remember that the only Empress of India lived and died 800 years ago.India was ruled by slave dynasty... read more »
Ned signing his contractIt’s been an exciting couple of months at our house. My husband Ned Palmer who crops up in my History Girls posts from time... read more »
Grigory Rasputin was born in the west of Siberia in the town of Pokrovskoe. We don’t know the exact date but the name Grigory suggests that he was... read more »

Book News February 2018

20 January 2018
The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis Paperback – 4 September 2018 (US) & 1... read more »
I have been musing recently on how, for the past, say, nine centuries or so, until perhaps the early or even middle of the 20th century, the communities... read more »
I know, I know.  It’s been ages (again).  I would offer you the usual excuses (post-doc applications, job hunting, life, etc.) but you’ve... read more »
Born in the Iranian capital of Tehran in Pars Hospital, Yasmine Etemad-Amini (now known as Yasmine Pahlavi) would later leave Iran with... read more »
New York City was occupied by the British from 1776, when George Washington’s campaign against the British failed, until 1783, the end of the war.... read more »

Respite’s End, 1692

19 January 2018
In June of 1692, a Holborn woman, Ruth Phillips, was charged with high treason in the Old Bailey. Her crime? Clipping coins. This may not sound like a... read more »
As this is my first post as a History Girl (and yes I shall be having a badge made with that title, which I shall wear at all times) I thought I’d... read more »
Seventeen magazine popularized the phrase “freshman fifteen” in 1989 and the phrase remains ubiquitous in U.S. culture today.1 Seventeen’s... read more »
In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre... read more »
  This article titled “Emmanuel Macron agrees to loan Bayeux Tapestry to Britain” was written by Nicola Slawson and Mark Brown, for The... read more »
Royalty must travel in style and so the Dutch Railway Museum (Spoorwegmuseum) has dedicated an entire exhibition to Royal Travel. The exhibition surprisingly... read more »
Mitchell Naughton reviews a museum exhibition on Australia’s history of LGBTI military service, running at the Melbourne City Library until 3 February... read more »
January arrived, bringing time to edge myself back to mid-Victorian London, the time and setting for my long-neglected novel. Looking along the shelves... read more »
In early April, “a little Boy” was brought before the Old Bailey. He was prosecuted by one who he might have looked upon as a friend and benefactor:... read more »
The Journal of Modern History 88/4 (2016): Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra reviews Tamar Herzog, Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in the Americas... read more »
On August 30, 2017, Louise Hay died. Hay was a metaphysical healer who began her journey in healing at the First Church of Religious Science in the late... read more »
The remains of the penultimate Queen of Italy, Elena of Montenegro, were returned to Italy last month. Queen Elena and her husband King Victor Emmanuel... read more »