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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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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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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a lover of history, a hoarder of books, and the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle 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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