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Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

There are affiliate links in this post. Read my disclosure policy to learn more. Peter Jackson's World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, is really something special. Most footage available from WWI (1914-1918) was created on a crank camera, the frame rate...

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Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?

Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?

This post was originally published on Kat Devitt's blog. You can check that out over here. Many theories exist about the identity of Jack the Ripper. The most plausible theories name ordinary civilians as possible suspects, such as Joseph Barnett, a fish porter, and...

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5 Impacts the Roman Empire Had On Education

5 Impacts the Roman Empire Had On Education

This is a guest post from Ashley Coblentz in partnership with Chicago Home Tutor. It’s not often you stop to consider everything the Roman Empire did for our modern culture. Things like infrastructure and our modern laws all stem from Rome. But you probably don’t know...

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A History of High Heels

A History of High Heels

This is a guest post by Jordan Baker of East India Blogging Co. Thanks Jordan!   In contemporary Western society, heels are often seen as the epitome of female fashion. But this wasn’t always the case. Heels have their origins among the male-dominated warrior...

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The Terrifying Flag of Blackbeard

The Terrifying Flag of Blackbeard

This is a guest post by Jordan Baker of East India Blogging Co. Thanks Jordan! Imagine this: a black flag picturing a white, horned devil. In the creature’s right hand it holds an hourglass, while in its left it holds a spear that it’s driving into a large red heart,...

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Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

There are affiliate links in this post. Read my disclosure policy to learn more. I'm just going to say this right up front: The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women by Hallie Rubenhold is going to be one of my favorite books of the year. I got it from the...

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The Curse of Woodstock

The Curse of Woodstock

I wasn't really surprised when I heard Woodstock 50 was cancelled. Upon hearing the expected lineup a few months prior, I was disappointed to see the 50th Anniversary of the famous (infamous?) Woodstock Music and Art Festival, wasn't so much a tribute to the original...

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Noble Blood: a New Podcast for History Fans

Noble Blood: a New Podcast for History Fans

NEWS: I'm back from hiatus! No, I haven't finished my novel (updates over here) but I missed writing about history on a regular basis. I hope to update at least once a month going forward but probably won't be sending out newsletters on a monthly basis. Probably...

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Review: Tombland by CJ Sansom

Review: Tombland by CJ Sansom

There are affiliate links in this post. Read my disclosure policy to learn more. (This is a guest post by Claire Miles of The Hisdoryan. Thanks Claire!) In the historical fiction section at your local bookshop, you can’t move for novels about the Tudor Court, complete...

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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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