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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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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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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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