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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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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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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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