Hello followers of history and other such things! My blog has been pretty quiet lately, as unfortunately I can be found in a hospital emergency room more than I can be found at my computer. Readers from the UK will know what I mean when I say ‘postcode lottery’ which refers to how your access… Read More Ill Health Hiatus
Exploring Pembrokeshire’s rich historical culture from the Bluestone Resort. … Read More Exploring Pembrokeshire from the Bluestone Resort
With the exception of my loyal followers (hello!) the majority of people who read this blog come from googling specific questions. As the Google searches often remain fundamentally the same with some variation in how the question is asked, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Sorry for the absolute lack of blogging recently. Due to complications that arose after the birth of my daughter in March, I haven’t been able to get much done let alone blog about it 😛 Unfortunately I’ll be on hiatus until at least October, during which time we’re hoping to work towards regular posting once… Read More Hiatus
The position of royal mistress, even a recognised maîtresse en titre was fraught with difficulties. The lucky, or perhaps more aptly, unlucky woman would have to work tirelessly to maintain the king’s interest. She would have to dispose of rivals without reducing herself to nagging the king or displeasing him in any way lest she… Read More The Mistresses who would be Queen
The Encyclopedia of Mistresses: An Under-the-Covers Look at the “Other Women” of History’s Most Influential Men. (2001) In an ambitious project, Dawn B. Sova put together The Encyclopedia of Mistresses in 1993, which as you might expect is a collection of encyclopaedic-esque entries for women who have gone down in history as ‘the other woman,’… Read More The Encyclopedia of Mistresses – Dawn B. Sova
March is National Women’s History Month here in the UK and in America. The theme for 2014 is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.” To that end for the month of March we will be dedicated to all things mistress related, looking at the women in history who played a major role behind the… Read More National Women’s History Month