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Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time.

One might wonder what the early fifth century Byzantine world would have been like if Aelia Pulcheria was not around and her younger brother Theodosius II was led by other ambitious men? 473 more words

Byzantine History

Anglo-Saxon Women in England

The Freelance History writer wrote an article on Anglo-Saxon Women in England for the Mittlealter website a few years ago.

On the topic of ordinary Anglo-Saxon women in England there are some limited sources of historical information. 71 more words

Medieval History

The Longest Night: A Novel, by Andria Williams***-****

In her debut novel, Andria Williams gives a fictionalized account of a meltdown that occurred (in real life also) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The narrative is intimate, the characters palpable; all told, this was a strong read. 476 more words

Book Blog

seattlebookmama reblogged this on Seattle Book Mama and commented:

This one's been a long time coming, and today it has been released to the public, so I'm reblogging it. Enjoy!

Women of the Road

There are not many episodes to which you can point and say with absolute confidence that they changed history. Or maybe that’s rubbish: perhaps every episode changes history to a degree – but you know what I mean. 498 more words

Work In Progress

Traveling and Reflecting with Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem’s new memoir, My Life on the Road, is just a gift.  This is a person I would so like to know.  Steinem has always projected a cool and confident mystique  —  she is thoughtful, rational and stratgic.   278 more words

Non-fiction

Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds, by Saloma Miller Furlong*****

A few years ago I read and reviewed this author’s first memoir, Why I Left the Amish. Her reasons were compelling, some of them inherent in the Amish tradition, others probably atypical of most Amish families, but all together they provided a powerful impetus, that little voice inside all but the dullest that cries out, “Man the life boats! 944 more words

Book Blog

Reading History: "Medicis Daughter" (by Sophie Perinot)

Warning:  Some spoilers for the plot follow.

Thanks to the great folks over at NetGalley, I recently had the chance to read Sophie Perinot’s newest historical novel,  762 more words

Historical Fiction