Feeble or Fierce? Colonial Women of North America

You may or may not be aware of the recent article in The Guardian reviewing the new historical television drama, Jamestown. This article has garnered a lot of criticism in the historical world, and for good reason. If you don’t want to read the article, then the main summary points are this: The women portrayed... Continue Reading →

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Stand and Deliver, Your Money or Your Life: Female Highwaymen of the Seventeenth Century

As yesterday was International Women’s Day, I couldn’t resist writing a female-related post, and for this one I drew inspiration from a local legend in my area of the ‘Wicked Lady’. If you happen to pass through Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, you will probably notice a pub with the same name, and may hear the legend of... Continue Reading →

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