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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...

Bardcore: Modern Melodies with Medieval Music

Bardcore: Modern Melodies with Medieval Music

What do you get when you combine modern pop songs and medieval instruments and vocals? Bardcore. Hildegard von Blingin' (a name that is, in itself, a much-appreciated history pun) has quickly been racking up the views on her new YouTube channel since late May. Her...

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History by Mail: the Past in Your Mailbox

History by Mail: the Past in Your Mailbox

Ari of History By Mail kindly offered to send me a sample of their product in exchange for an honest review. I have always loved getting mail. Even before online shopping became a thing, one of the reasons I began writing to penpals was to get something special in the...

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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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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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