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...
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...
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...