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A question for you: do you have a certain type of woman who reappears often in your fiction, under the guise of different names and different faces? I was thinking about this famous quote this morning... read more »

Marie de Guise

22 November 2014
Marie de Guise, Corneille de Lyon, c1537. Photo: National Galleries of Scotland. It’s probably no secret that my next novel, The Thistle Queen will be about Marie de Guise, the mother of Mary, Queen... read more »
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women singled out Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Dynastic  Continuities, Cultural Politics, Anne J. Cruz and María Galli Stampino, eds... read more »
I love to play with history, inside the classroom and out, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. Any sort of mashup of past and present, especially if it is clever and creative, is instantl... read more »
On the evening of 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster left the Queen’s Theatre, Manchester, with a pocket full of gold and a bejewelled lady on his arm. He hailed a hansom cab and as the couple settled i... read more »
Intriguing images are useful in capturing the attention; they could make a difference to whether or not a person takes an interest in what you have to say. Take the image below, seen in my local paper... read more »
The US edition from St Martin's PressThe Paris Winter came out in US on 18th November and as I was wishing it well, it struck me how many of my guides to Belle Époque Paris were, in fact, American.&n... read more »
Eleanor Betts  is a PhD candidate in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London, researching Victorian representations of children who killed. Eleanor also writes a National Trust blo... read more »
by Marguerite Kearns I heard the story about the Tennessee governor when I was young. Yes, in back in 1914 the governor of Tennessee listened to grandmother Edna Kearns’ suffrage speech in... read more »

Motherhood, Expanded

20 November 2014
By Rachel Epp Buller I was a senior in high school when Vice President Dan Quayle delivered his soon-to-be-infamous diatribe against Murphy Brown while on the campaign trail. Quayle was supposed to b... read more »
Last week I shared a portrait of John Trumbull (1750-1831), the author of M’Fingal and Connecticut jurist. He was a child prodigy, according to the biographical introduction to the 1820 collection o... read more »
Wives who lose their soldier-husbands during a war are not usually considered casualties. But in a real sense they are and ought to be, especially during the American Revolution. American battle casua... read more »

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