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Who Writes Our History?

Women’s history is still a neglected subject in the American consciousness with the majority of people in this country admitting they know nothing of women from the past. 440 more words

Womens Museum Of California

The Duchess: What We Don’t See

In my last post, I explored how The Duchess (2008, dir. Saul Dibb) translated Amanda Foreman’s 1998 biography Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire from a historical biography to a historical drama. 3,662 more words


How's that for a coincidence!

Sometimes it’s peculiar how small random things in life line up and coincide. They may have no special significance but just leave you thinking, “Hm, that’s strange.” Today was a bit like that – and what’s more, I ended up knowing a lot more about Earl Grey than I did before. 522 more words


Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman sensitively portrays a remarkable woman who lived a full and complex life. Whilst famous for her complicated love life, this biography illustrates that there was so much more to the Duchess. 70 more words


London's Devonshire House--Gone

© Cheryl Bolen, 2014

Though it was demolished 90 years ago, Devonshire House was one of London’s most fabulous aristocratic homes for a couple of centuries. 532 more words

Something that I just cannot swallow, but the book is a good read...

I remember reading a review of this book when it first appeared, though I’m surprised, now that I’ve looked at the title page, to discover that it was published in 1999.  1,206 more words


Barbaric Practices in the Name of Medicine

“I was obliged to send for the Apothecary, who bled me very plentifully, but, tho’ it made me faint, it has reliev’d me wonderfully. Tonight I feel languid and stupid.” Those two sentences were written around 1800 by Lady Harriett Bessborough to her lover, Granville Leveson Gower. 563 more words

Georgiana Duchess Of Devonshire