Scandals in history are often centred around relationships, especially illicit sex or secret marriages. It could sometimes be a way to destroy a rival, or could be driven by love.… Read more Scandals in History: 4 Shocking Secret Marriages →
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Confession time: I don’t know much about the English Civil War. To me, it’s always sounded a bit dull, a bit too full of men to be honest. That’s why,… Read more 8 fascinating women of the English Civil War: ‘Cromwell and his Women’ (book review) →
The Boleyn family are one of the most interesting fascinating of the Tudor era, and today we’re going to look at some of the best non-fiction books written about them.… Read more The Boleyn Family: 10 Eye-Opening Non-Fiction Book Recommendations →
Childbirth in the Tudor Era was a huge part of women’s lives, here are some of the key things you should know.
There, I said it. This is a bit different to my usual posts, but I’m SO frustrated and angry at the unveiling of this new statue to celebrate and honour… Read more I hate the Mary Wollstonecraft statue →
Elizabeth of York is mostly known for three things: the Princes in the Tower (her brothers); Henry VII (her husband) and Henry VIII (her son). But did you know she… Read more Elizabeth of York and her sisters: 5 fascinating things to know about the Princesses of York →
Today I’m going to talk about the history of make up. It’s not something I ever really consider my forte but I’ve started wearing make up again, following months of… Read more A History of Make Up: From the Tudors to the Victorians →
As the “oldest profession in the world”, the history of sex work is long and complicated by society’s weird relationship with it. For centuries sex workers have occupied an odd… Read more A History of Sex Work: The “Common Prostitute” →