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Review: Ambition – A Minuet in Power

Review: Ambition – A Minuet in Power

Ambition: A Minuet in Power just released on Steam last week and I’m happy to say the game is an incredible triumph. Produced by indie game studio Joy Manufacturing Co., Ambition is a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure “visual novel” that takes place during the...

5 Famous Spiritualists of the 19th Century

5 Famous Spiritualists of the 19th Century

Hey, I'm back! I just published my fourth novel (and my first historical fiction novel), The Spirited Mrs. Pringle. London, 1888. Upon the death of her husband, self-involved social climber Cora Pringle assumes her recent dalliance with a wealthy gentleman will be her...

Three Black Explorers Who Made History

Three Black Explorers Who Made History

It's Black History Month! Who doesn't love a good tale about early adventurers and the lands they trekked? These three Black explorers defied the odds and deserve to be celebrated for their amazing achievements. Matthew Henson Matthew Henson's life is like something...

Review: Ambition – A Minuet in Power

Review: Ambition – A Minuet in Power

Ambition: A Minuet in Power just released on Steam last week and I’m happy to say the game is an incredible triumph. Produced by indie game studio Joy Manufacturing Co., Ambition is a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure “visual novel” that takes place during the...

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Hiatus

Hiatus

You may have noticed it's been pretty quiet around here lately. I've been pretty jammed working on my new novel. I recently decided to self-publish my fourth novel (and my first historical fiction book) so life just became a little more hectic I'm afraid. I plan to be...

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Three Black Explorers Who Made History

Three Black Explorers Who Made History

It's Black History Month! Who doesn't love a good tale about early adventurers and the lands they trekked? These three Black explorers defied the odds and deserve to be celebrated for their amazing achievements. Matthew Henson Matthew Henson's life is like something...

read more
Review: A Curious History of Sex

Review: A Curious History of Sex

Even in a weighty book such as Dr. Kate Lister's A Curious History of Sex, sex and sexuality is a massive topic to cover. However, Lister manages to fit a wealth of history succinctly, cleverly and hilariously into one fantastic and accessible read. Also known as the...

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Review: The Splendid and the Vile

Review: The Splendid and the Vile

There is no denying that The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz is an exceptionally good and well-written book. More than anything, it is an extremely human account of Britain's wartime prime minister, those closest to...

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My Experience with AncestryDNA

My Experience with AncestryDNA

First of all, full disclosure: I have been using Ancestry for about a year now. I really like their service and decided to apply for the Ancestry Affiliate Program based on the fact that I genuinely like their products. I've been planning this post for months (way...

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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...

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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a lover of history, a hoarder of books, and the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle and 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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