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This brief article appeared in Godey’s Lady’s Book in December 1888 in preparation for a full-length article by Nellie Bly in the January issue. The following extract from an interview wit... read more »
First Woman to Exhibit Her Art at the Paris Salon Elizabeth Gardner was among the first wave of Americans who sought art training in Paris during and after the Civil War. She was the first American wo... read more »
Sometimes history reads like a soap opera and the Tour de Nesle affair would certainly fit right in. This royal scandal took place in the French royal family under King Philip IV. Philip had three son... read more »
When an author writes about people who actually lived, one of the challenges is finding out about the secondary characters; the people who interacted with the stars of the show but have left less of a... read more »

Botanical Sisters

23 April 2015
My garden looks like it might have survived our harsh winter so I’m starting to turn my thoughts outward–slowly, and in a rather detached manner. There’s still quite a bit to do insi... read more »
During World War II, Rita Levi-Montalcini, as a Jewish woman, was forced to leave her research position at the University of Turin. However, she didn’t leave her research behind. Using homemade... read more »
Eliza Southgate Bowne wrote to her mother on July 8, 1803, adding details to the account of her experiences in New York City she had described to her sister Octavia in the previous post. Mv letter... read more »
My novel 'Last Train from Kummersdorf' will be reissued  next month, and it made me think about its inception and the ingredients that went into it. I'd started to write it seven years before it... read more »
Never heard of Isabella Beecher Hooker? Don’t worry. Her story has just hit the mainstream with a new book by Susan Campbell. And Olivia Twine takes us back to the past for an overview. Suffrage... read more »
Elisabeth was born around 1143 as the eldest daughter of Ralph I, Count of Vermandois and his second wife of Petronilla of Aquitaine. Petronilla was the sister of the famous Eleanor of Aquitaine who w... read more »
Mary Munroe was born in 1748 in a “part of Lexington called Scotland” for the number of Scottish immigrants who had settled there. She reportedly kept “a little of the Scottish accent…all her... read more »
There are now over 100 titles in Ashgate’s Women and Gender in the Early Modern World series. To celebrate, Ashgate are generously offering readers of Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe a 20% di... read more »

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