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This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. She was said to have ruled Edward IV... read more »

In Baltimore Today

18 November 2017
Just got news of this from righteous scholar in Anacostia John Muller: “A Day with Frederick Douglass” begins with the Frederick Douglass Path... read more »
Safiye Sultan was the chief consort of Murad III and queen mother of Mehmed III. She was one of the most powerful chief consorts and queen mothers in Ottoman... read more »

Book News December 2017

18 November 2017
Four Queens and a Countess: Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Hardcover –... read more »
Next year is Douglass's Bicentennial! Many forces have been at work to have the federal government recognize this landmark year for one of the most famous... read more »
  Woman and her Sphere Catalogue 196 #103 Elizabeth Crawford 5 Owen’s Row London EC1V 4NP 0207-278-9479 elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com Index... read more »
The inside of my left arm is a blue edging into purple that makes me think of Homer’s wine-dark sea. Today in two painful attempts a nurse took two... read more »
The Australian Historical Association‘s network of Early Career Researchers has commenced a Q&A interview series with Australian... read more »
The Alexander Papers at the New-York Historical Society Library contain the records of the mercantile business of Mary Alexander and provide a glimpse... read more »
If you have not heard of Helen Gloag, a Scottish woman who became Empress of Morocco, you are not alone. Her story recently surfaced in an article... read more »
How does one start to hunt for plants? My own love of plants began with Cecily Mary Barker’s picture-and-verse Flower Fairy books, Yet the works... read more »
More about deciphering eighteenth century handwriting. Readers will, of course, have seen the sign “Ye Olde English Tea Shoppe” when looking... read more »
Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland, is known as the celebrated hostess at Holland House, Kensington. Wife of Whig politician Henry Richard Fox, 3rd Baron... read more »
Lillian May Davies was born on 30 August 1915 in Wales, to miner William Davis and his wife, Gladys. She grew up in the slums of Swansea with her mother,... read more »
Premiering 8 December 2017 on Netflix The post Another sneak peek at the Crown season 2 appeared first on History of Royal Women. read more »

A Voice from Nantucket

15 November 2017
For the last couple of days I’ve quoted newspaper accounts from October 1738 about a violent uprising of Wampanoag people on Nantucket that not only... read more »
Arolsen Palace was built between 1711 and 1722 by Count Ulrich zu Waldeck. The construction that was on the site was completely torn down. The... read more »
One day, a little over a thousand years ago, a Japanese court lady picked up her writing brush. In those days Japanese noblewomen lived in seclusion. The... read more »
This article titled “Fake news: Queen Victoria’s Cranach turns out to be the real thing” was written by Mark Brown Arts correspondent,... read more »
Yesterday I quoted items from the Boston News-Letter of 5 Oct 1738 and the Boston Evening-Post of 9 Oct 1738 about a narrowly averted uprising of Wampanoags... read more »
Apprentice Female Tinsmith? Detail Ferblantier (Tin Plate Maker) Encycopedia of Diederot & d'Alembert 1765Traveling through the English countryside... read more »
GVGK Tang The ancient Roman satirist Lucian describes an exchange between two courtesans, wherein one of the women repeatedly characterizes her lover as... read more »
Shangguan Wan’er was one of Tang dynasty’s greatest poets and was known to be “the first female premier in China.”[1] She... read more »
Periodically, but continually, I get tokens from readers of my blog—scanned pictures or stories from old magazines, little pamphlets, scraps of Salem... read more »
Élisabeth of France had just celebrated her 30th birthday when she was removed from the Temple, where she had been imprisoned with her sister-in-law,... read more »
For some time now I've been hailing the Stuarts as the new Tudors. Last year saw a number of publications set in the seventeenth century, among others... read more »
This is a guest series by Meghan. There’s no easy way to discuss disability, much less royals with some sort of disability. Surprisingly, there... read more »
This article titled “A new battle for Hastings and beyond: to save our museums” was written by Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent,... read more »
Queen Jang Hui-bin’s reputation has often been negative. According to historian Hwang, her story has some similarities to Anne Boleyn.[1] Throughout... read more »
In the 1500s & 1600s, the millinery business involved shopkeepers who dealt in milanese (as in Milan, Italy) ware, like silks, ribbons, armor, swords... read more »