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Boston 1775

History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the...

Latest Post: September 27, 2020
Exploring Benjamin Lincoln’s Life in Hingham

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This afternoon the Hingham Historical Society launches its new season of lectures with the theme “Benjamin Lincoln’s World: Stories from Colonial Hingham to the Early Republic.” The society is in the process of acquiring Gen. Benjamin Lincoln ’s house, a National Historic Landmark that has been...
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The History Blog

Latest Post: September 27, 2020
Oldest Roman body armour found in Germany

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Archaeologists have discovered the oldest and most complete Roman body armour at the site of the  Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in Kalkriese, Germany. Before this find, the earliest known examples of Roman lorica segmentata — iron plate sections tied together — were found in Corbridge, UK, and...
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Latest Post: September 26, 2020
Whist Women

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I’ve learned a lot about Salem women, both as individuals and collectively, during this year of #salemsuffragesaturday posts, but there remain some gaps I’m looking to fill in the next few months. Of course I don’t have to stop posting about women when this commemorative year comes to a close, and...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: September 25, 2020
The Invention of News

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These days I’m spending a lot of time thinking about the news: how it is shaped, who controls the story, how we receive it.* These questions are not only an important part of the political dialogue today, but an important part of the book I’m working on. In search of a dimly remembered idea, I…
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Disney History

Latest Post: September 24, 2020

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The Hyperion Historical Alliance (HHA) has some great news to announce today! The latest issue of the HHA Annual has finally been released. You can order it at this link on Amazon. If you like to read very in-depth essays by vetted Disney historians about little know aspects of Disney history, you...
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You're History!

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston...

Latest Post: September 22, 2020
Historical Fiction: My Dear Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray...

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars Having recently watched the video “Hamilton” on TV, I found various scenes rather confusing. The last time I read anything about Alexander H. I was in 8th grade. As a result, I decided read up on him before attempting to watch the musical again, and downloaded the audio...
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History of American Women

Colonial Women | Women in the American Revolution | 19th Century Women

Latest Post: September 21, 2020
Nur Jahan, Moghul Queen – Part 1

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Of all the women I have researched and written about so far,the story of Nur Jahan is the most complete, the most reasonably well documented, and plenty has been written about her. In the first part of this post I will focus on the life of Nur Jahan with reference to the gardens. From Wikipedia:...
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Edwardian Promenade

Your #1 source for Edwardian history!

Latest Post: August 31, 2020
The Prince and the Actress: When Florence Met George

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Though African American performers dazzled British society and its royals since the days of Walker and Williams (who brought their minstrel revues to English shores in the early 1900s), and performers like Aida Overton Walker, Sissieretta Jones, and others were viewed as the epitome of Black...
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History and Women

Women's History, Biographies, and Historical Fiction Books

Latest Post: August 31, 2020
Boudicca - Rage Against the Dying Light

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Boudicca was born in around 25 A.C.E. The only known writings about her are the following. We have The Annals of Tacitus written about fifty years after her death which covers in a few paragraphs her uprising and battles against the Roman invaders of her beloved British isle. She is also mentioned...
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