Review: Women’s Suffrage in Wales by Lisa Tippings

The stars have aligned on the Hisdoryan blog. It’s officially Women’s History Month. It’s also Welsh History Month on the blog. And I’ve just finished reading Women’s Suffrage in Wales by Lisa Tipping. The timing is perfect for a review. I’ve always been into Women’s History, and I’m so glad the field of study is…

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Cover Reveal – Shakespeare’s Witch by Samantha Grosser

Shakespeare’s Witch by Samantha Grosser Publication Date: March 20, 2019 Sam Grosser Books Genre: Historical Fiction     Love, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Madness. A fortune told … When Sarah Stone foresees Will Shakespeare’s latest play has opened doors to evil, she begs the playwright to abandon it. But Will refuses, aware the play is one of…

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An Online Tour of Dior – Designer of Dreams

On Wednesday I fell into a dream. A Dior dream. Yes folks – I was lucky enough to secure one of the hottest tickets in town. I visited the new Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Spanning 1947 to the present day, Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the history of…

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Historygram – The 7 Best Instagram Accounts For History Book Lovers

Some people think the worlds of history and Instagram shouldn’t work together – but they do. Likewise, some people can’t get their head around the fact that Instagram is also a very popular way for bookworms to share their love of the traditional written word. Far from being swept aside by social media, books are…

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Odette de Champdivers – The Little Queen

Today’s Royal Mistress underneath the Hisdoryan spotlight is Odette de Champdivers, the mistress of Charles VI of France. This is a sad tale that makes me feel sorry for all the main characters involved. Trust me – get those tissues ready. Charles VI Charles VI (born 1368) was King of France from 1380 to 1422. Charles VI was…

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Alice Perrers – The Original Sugar Baby

The second post in my new series about royal mistresses (check out my first post about Rosamund Clifford here) is all about the original sugar baby Alice Perrers. Wikipedia defines a sugar baby as ‘a person who is in a specific type of transactional relationship for the expressed purpose of achieving economic security. A person…

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