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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...

Interview: Ian Mortimer, Author and Historian

Interview: Ian Mortimer, Author and Historian

I am an absolute sucker for social history books about everyday life in Britain. I have a whole shelf of these types of books by historian and author Dr. Ian Mortimer, known for his Time Traveller's Guide series. Mortimer is back with another one! This time, readers...

Historybounding: the Hobby You Didn’t Know You Needed

Historybounding: the Hobby You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you're involved with any historical costuming groups on social media, you may already have heard about the fabulousness that is historybounding. For those who don't know, historybounding is the act of incorporating historical or history-inspired clothing into your...

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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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 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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