Sunday, 16 June 2019
Where art began: Lascaux - by Sue Purkiss
I can just imagine the readers of this blog, who quite rightly expect evidence for every assertion, sniffing suspiciously at that title. &qu...
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Let's Talk about the F-word by Susan Vincent
I’m a dress historian. Since this is my first blog for The History Girls, I thought I’d clamber onto my soapbox (I don’t need much ...
Friday, 14 June 2019
Intrigue, Treachery and Betrayal at the Japanese Court - by Lesley Downer
The neglected wife - Lady Tsukiyama In 1578 a scandal ripped through the princedom of Mikawa, domain of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu ...
Thursday, 13 June 2019
'Never to see the like again in this world' - Pepys and the Coronation
by Deborah Swift I've spent the last three years writing a trilogy about three different women that feature in Pepys' Diary. No...
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
by Antonia Senior A friend of mine has a glorious tradition. She still reads with her near-teenage son every night. To my absolute joy, sh...
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
A holiday in Occupied France
In April I had the good fortune to spend nine days in the south-west of France, in a little town called Castillon-la-Bataille, and in Bordea...
Monday, 10 June 2019
Tetchy Madonnas when you need them – Michelle Lovric
Make your way around any corner in Venice and you may lock eyes with a Madonna in a niche or a miniature chapel. She might be painted, scu...
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