Savonarola
Savonarola and the City of Florence
Posted 4 years ago

I was in Florence on the anniversary of Savonarola's execution. On 23 May 1498 the Dominican friar and two of his fellow monks, Fra Domenico and Fra Silvestro Maruffi, were hanged…

Savonarola and the City of Florence
Time Flies
Time Flies
Posted 4 years ago

People tell you when you start a Master’s that it will be a very busy year. You smile and nod. Yes, yes. You don’t really believe them. Sure there’s work…

Time Flies
Some things you may not know about Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves: Henry’s Most Surprising Wife
Posted 4 years ago

The last decade or so has seen some very challenging re-examinations and reinterpretations of some of the wives of Henry VIII, most notably Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. However, our…

Anne of Cleves: Henry’s Most Surprising Wife
Update
Update
Posted 4 years ago

Well, I am now settled in St Andrews and looking forward to classes starting this week (nothing for me until Wednesday though!).

If you'd like to follow my adventures in academia,…

Update
Big news!
Big news!
Posted 5 years ago

Despite a good start to the year, posts-wise, I’ve let this blog slip rather badly. I can only apologise, and offer something by way of an explanation.

There are big changes…

Big news!
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“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

This oft-quoted line has become is so popular simply because it’s true. Badly-behaved women are far more exciting than their dutiful sisters. This website is dedicated to all the women who didn’t know their place

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