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Margaret Evans Porter on Writing Historical Fiction

After exchanging emails and Facebook messages with Margaret Porter for a few years, I feel I know her, so I am delighted that she agreed to be on A Writer of History today talking about historical fiction. 1,613 more words

Historical Fiction

The Bachelor Prince and the Showgirl - A Jacobean Romance

Nothing is new in this world. The story of the attraction between actresses and royalty has been repeated down the ages: Lillie Langtry and the future Edward VII, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, and so on. 1,723 more words

Margaret Hughes

St David's Day, Nell Gwyn, and David Garrick

Today’s blog is based on the facts that, first, it is St David’s Day; St David being the patron saint of Wales and, second, that I had a recent ‘I never knew that’ moment when I learned that the Pretenders were (apart from Chrissie Hynde) from Hereford. 379 more words

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Slut-Shaming is Still Wrong

I have said before that slut-shaming is wrong. I will continue to say this because so many men refuse to understand this point, and it gets tiresome. 1,212 more words

Just Thoughts

Guest Post by Nell Gwyn

(Note: This post is written by a sex worker whom I admire. Obviously it is not representative of all people in the industry. But it is a beautiful insight into a world often kept in the shadows. 1,831 more words

Guest Post

A Dolphins full potential is not realised by getting them into a strip show....


So I went on a “ghost walk” last night. Which was more about pissed old prozzies than ghosts. I did however learn this.

There was a beer flood around Tottenham Court Station. 192 more words

Restoration Theatre Part II: Rochester and the Rake

This is the second part of my three part series on Society, Stage and the Rake’s Progress. You can read the first here.

‘The identification of Rochester with Dorimant was very likely intentional, a part of the design by Etherege and the managers to assure the success of ‘The Man of Mode’’ 1,641 more words