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REVIEW: Pirate Queens – The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

REVIEW: Pirate Queens – The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Thank you to Pen & Sword for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. One of the reasons we enjoy pirate stories so much is that the lives of the individuals—even the most famous ones—are so different from the lives we ourselves...

Was Romance in the Air… During the Blitz?!

Was Romance in the Air… During the Blitz?!

Huddled in a crowded tube station, you hear the booming echoes of bombs falling from the sky. The German Luftwaffe is back again tonight. It's been months. You sense another sleepless night is ahead of you, despite your body aching for rest. Your stomach grumbles—food...

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...

Feature: Into Enemy Waters

Feature: Into Enemy Waters

New Book Tells the Untold True Story of the World War II Frogmen Who Gave Rise to the Navy SEALs LOS ANGELES, California – With echoes of  Unbroken, the derring-do and bravado of The Right Stuff; and the battle-forged camaraderie of  Band of Brothers, Into Enemy...

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The Mystery of Hart Island, New York

The Mystery of Hart Island, New York

Author and podcast host Michael T. Keene has spent a lot of time thinking about a barrier island located off the east coast of The Bronx, NY. Hart Island is far from the first NYC adjacent island with a macabre past—Nellie Bly spent some time at Blackwell's Island...

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REVIEW: Make, Sew and Mend

REVIEW: Make, Sew and Mend

When I previously blogged about historybounding (the creation and wearing of historical garments in everyday wear), I featured the lovely and talented Bernadette Banner. Banner, a YouTube personality, is beloved within the online historybounding community so I jumped...

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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...

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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...

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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a historical fiction writer, a lover of history, and a hoarder of books. I'm the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle, The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street, 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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