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Anchorite’s Cell, St Nicholas, Compton. (c) Heike Bauer. Reproduced with permission. by Diane Watt, University of Surrey Anchorites were individuals,... read more »
Princess Astrid of Sweden was born on 17 November 1905 in Stockholm as the daughter of Prince Carl of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland and... read more »
I have really been enjoying finding out about the villages of Hampshire’s Meon Valley, in order to share something of their history, introduce a... read more »
via http://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/gender_early_modern_literature Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Early modern English... read more »
Many of the Lady’s Magazine project’s followers do so because they are interested in fashion. That’s hardly surprising, really.... read more »
For several years, I’ve had a wall decoration in my office: a panoramic photo of a 1920s beauty contest. I was surprised to come across it at a discount... read more »
Laurie Marhoefer Now that everyone is talking about fascism, let’s mull this over: the struggle against fascism gave the world its first openly... read more »
This two-part post is by a former student of mine, who also happens to be an author of popular history. Karen has written on fun things like fashion and... read more »
Born in 1872, Princess Marie Louise was the daughter of Danish Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Helena of the United Kingdom... read more »
Imperial history is full of scandal. Nero murdering his mother, Caligula sleeping with his sisters, Tiberius getting up to all sorts of things on the island... read more »
via http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/06/05/books-and-bodies-in-early-modern-england-rsa-2019 Organizers: Jillian Linster (University... read more »
via http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/06/14/rsa-panel-the-female-body-as-text-in-renaissance-literature As the Renaissance saw a rise... read more »
via http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/06/17/rsa-2019-transforming-bodies-in-early-modern-drama-july-16th-2018 Transforming Bodies in Early... read more »
Continuing the topic of “searching for a new home”, compare the experience of MARY STEAD PINCKNEY in Paris. Upon arriving on December 5, 1796,... read more »

Coming up Roses

18 June 2018
I’m in a bit of a funk about our city right now, but still mid-June is glorious nearly everywhere in New England, and Salem is no exception: it’s... read more »
This blog post by Heidi Craig introduces us to an early modern woman who traveled. Celia Fiennes was an impressive woman who traveled only accompanied... read more »
On June 6, I had the pleasure of visiting this group of 4th graders from Genesee Elementary School in Auburn, New York.Here they stand in front of the... read more »
Anastasia was the youngest daughter and fourth child of the last Emperor and Empress of Russia, Nicholas and Alexandra. She was born on 18 June 1901 (O.S. 5... read more »

A Major Award!!!!!

17 June 2018
You know, as a kid, I never won a trophy. I am too old for "trophies for everyone." I think I got 5th place in the standing broad jump in 4th grade. which... read more »
Near Wakefield lies the Bretton Hall estate, with its landscaped gardens, lawns and lakes. The grounds hold a changing collection of work by contemporary... read more »
The first queen of Egypt in modern times, Nazli Sabri was by all accounts an exceptional character with an exceptional destiny. If one looks at her life’s... read more »
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia, D.C., was once again kind enough to invite me to speak at their annual Frederick Douglass Birthday... read more »
Former ITV Royal Editor Tim Ewart looks at the life and reign of the woman who has become one of the United Kingdom’s best-loved monarchs, Queen... read more »

An Apology

15 June 2018
In the past six months, perhaps longer, a person in the Washington, D.C., area has designated himself the court historian of Frederick Douglass scholarship.... read more »
On Sunday Yvonne and I took our daughters to Processions 2018, a mass participation artwork, in Edinburgh produced by Artichoke, my mum came too.... read more »
Huize (House) De Paauw in Wassenaar just outside The Hague in the Netherlands has the allure of a former royal palace but, you may know of my luck, it... read more »
On 8 June, the BBC reported the sad news that US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain had died as a result of suicide. Over the next... read more »
Brought up in the high society of the French court at Versailles; married at 17 to an aristocrat and soldier, with a promising diplomatic career ahead... read more »
In early March, Smithsonian Magazine published an article about Anna Douglass, Frederick's first wife, "The Hidden History of Anna Murray Douglass." The... read more »
On February 15, 2018, President Donald Trump spoke about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which Nikolas Cruz... read more »