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Interview with a Morgue Historian

Interview with a Morgue Historian

This is how my exchange with Cat Byers began, like all great online friendships: through an Instagram DM. When you see someone describe themselves as a "Morgue Historian," you know I'm going to sit up and pay attention. I had to find out more about this extremely...

Alewives, Brewsters, and the Birth of the Witch

Alewives, Brewsters, and the Birth of the Witch

(Insert cartoonish witch cackle here.) October wouldn't be complete without a blog post relating to the spooooookiest day of the year—Halloween of course! I love Halloween: the gothy decor, the candy, the costumes. Back in my trick-or-treating days, I dressed up as a...

Month of Macabre: The Catacombes of Paris

Month of Macabre: The Catacombes of Paris

When I was in high school, I got the amazing opportunity to travel to London, Paris and Madrid, spending a couple days in each incredible city. I now regret not being able to see this mega creepy spot when I was in Paris. Maybe I'll go back someday... When you run out...

Interview with a Morgue Historian

Interview with a Morgue Historian

This is how my exchange with Cat Byers began, like all great online friendships: through an Instagram DM. When you see someone describe themselves as a "Morgue Historian," you know I'm going to sit up and pay attention. I had to find out more about this extremely...

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Bardcore: Modern Melodies with Medieval Music

Bardcore: Modern Melodies with Medieval Music

What do you get when you combine modern pop songs and medieval instruments and vocals? Bardcore. Hildegard von Blingin' (a name that is, in itself, a much-appreciated history pun) has quickly been racking up the views on her new YouTube channel since late May. Her...

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History by Mail: the Past in Your Mailbox

History by Mail: the Past in Your Mailbox

Ari of History By Mail kindly offered to send me a sample of their product in exchange for an honest review. I have always loved getting mail. Even before online shopping became a thing, one of the reasons I began writing to penpals was to get something special in the...

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3 Incredible D-Day Deceptions

3 Incredible D-Day Deceptions

June 6, 2020 marks 76 years since D-Day, also known as Operation Neptune, also known as the Normandy landings. Probably the most famous of the major World War II events, D-Day was a massive and cooperative effort between several allied nations, all entering...

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Mothers and Daughters of European History

Mothers and Daughters of European History

European history is littered with powerful pairs of mother and daughters. In honor of Mother's Day, I've compiled some of my favorites.   Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I The second wife of Henry VIII gave birth to their only living child, Elizabeth, in 1533. Soon...

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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a lover of history, a hoarder of books, and the author of The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII.

The Lazy Historian is a history blog featuring stories from the past with sass. With a focus on Western European and women's history, I delve into anything fascinating. Learn more.

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