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Washington's Headquarters at CambridgeIn support of her husband, Martha Washington visited and stayed at army headquarters nearly every year during the... read more »
Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not men First published in The Conversation : May 5, 2017 2.47pm AEST. This article... read more »
Half of my professional time is made up of public speaking. I know that I am not alone in this. In these days of social media, we authors are expected... read more »
Video produced by the State of New York to promote its 2017 suffrage centennial. NEWS NOTES: Tennessee has named a street for a suffrage activist. New... read more »
Yolanda of Bar was born in 1365, the daughter of Robert Duke of Bar and Marie of Valois, a daughter of the French King John II. Yolanda had a pampered... read more »

Memorial Trees

27 May 2017
I’ve been thinking a lot about memorialization lately: the process and purpose, as well as its vehicles. Like most historians, I’ve always... read more »
Benjamin Britten, Joyce Grenfell, Peter Pears at The Red House, June 1967In 1947 the British composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the singer Peter... read more »
Chapel of Sant Llàtzer. Photo: Enfo. (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License) There is a famous scene in The Book of Margery... read more »
Christine Marie of France was born on 10 February 1606 in the Louvre Palace in Paris as the daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de’ Medici.... read more »
ANN BLAIR wrote to her sister MARTHA BLAIR BRAXTON (portrayed) telling her about the goings-on in Williamsburg, Virginia, in August 1769. Ann obviously... read more »
We have a new President.The whole world has learned by now that France has voted for Emmanuel Macron, the youngest man to step into this role since Louis-Napoléon... read more »
For the 50th anniversary of Australia’s 1967 Referendum, Lucy Davies and Kate Laing reflect on the activism of Indigenous elder, Joyce... read more »
Ibram X. Kendi interviewed me about Women in the World of Frederick Douglass  for his blog series featuring new books in African American history... read more »
Interview by Taylor Antoniazzi, Zöe-Blue Coates, Tim Cunningham, Alexie Glover, Rachel Lallouz, Morghan Watson, and Shaun Williamson Edited by Rachel... read more »
By Jenny Boulboullé Color played an important role in the early modern world across a number of areas from arts and crafts to Christian religion... read more »
Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not... read more »
      I came across this remarkable eccentric while researching eighteenth century Rome, where he spent the last ten years of his life.... read more »
Title:  Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist PartyAuthor:  Lisa E. DavisPublisher: Publisher: Imagine... read more »
Brought back to life in fiction The TV series ‘Outlander’ by STARZ is by far one of the biggest successes in television of the past few years.... read more »
This article titled “Episode overload! From The Crown to The OA, the TV shows that are too long” was written by Julia Raeside, for The Guardian... read more »
This article titled “An ‘impossible dream’: Charles I’s art collection to be brought back to UK” was written by Mark Brown... read more »
Joan is the bride whose mother took off with the groom. In this case, the frisky mother was Isabelle of Angoulême: a widowed queen... read more »
The next post will include a letter from ANNE BLAIR to her sister MARY BLAIR BRAXTON. For this post I am including several provisions of the will of the... read more »
Photo: BundesarchivPeople keep saying: 'Hitler came to power by democratic means.' Well, did he? I'm grounding this blog on a reading of Richard J Evans's... read more »
In honor of the August 26, 2020 centennial celebration of woman suffrage in the United States, the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS)... read more »
Yesterday I quoted Abigail Adams’s description of visiting Carisbrooke Castle in England in 1788.That passage from her travel account continues:We... read more »


22 May 2017
Oxford University Press has shared an excerpt from my introduction here: https://blog.oup.com/2017/05/role-women-life-frederick-douglass/ read more »
“But now I’ll rise to how things have to be.The Queen is dead; Long live the King — that’s me.” Tim Piggot-Smith as... read more »
Moderated by Marc Stein This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Boutilier v. the Immigration and Naturalization... read more »
Marie Caroline Gilbert de Lametz was born on 18 July 1793 as the daughter of Charles-Thomas Gibert and his wife, Marie-Françoise Le Gras de Vaubercey.... read more »