Trailblazers: Joan of Arc ‘The Maid of Orléans’

During a war that lasted over 100 years, a French teenager rose from humble beginnings to become a famous warrior. She led an army into battle against the English, changing the course of the war and history. This warrior mystic who believed she received visions from God met a tragic end at the hands of … Continue reading Trailblazers: Joan of Arc ‘The Maid of Orléans’

Trailblazers: Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians

In Women’s History Month 2020 I started a mini-Trailblazers series where we looked at Empress Theodora, Marie Curie, Christine de Pizan and Ida B Wells, and this year I’ll be continuing this series exploring more kick-ass women! So, to get things started, we’re going to find out about Æthelflæd. She was daughter of Alfred the … Continue reading Trailblazers: Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians

Love Letters: James Stuart & George Villiers (Guest Post by Laura Adkins)

Today on Some Sources Say we have a guest post by the wonderful Laura Adkins creator of the For the Love of History blog. Read more below! "Christ has his John and I have my George..." On 28th March 1625 King James, I of England died. He had been suffering over the last few days … Continue reading Love Letters: James Stuart & George Villiers (Guest Post by Laura Adkins)

Holocaust Memorial Day: The Last Letter of Vilma Grunwald

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and now more than ever it is crucial we continue to remember these horrifying events and the cost of racism, anti-semitism and far right extremism.  In 2021 people still deny the Holocaust happened, or even wear things like ‘Camp Auschwitz’ t-shirts as seen in the recent domestic terrorist attack on … Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day: The Last Letter of Vilma Grunwald