Today on Some Sources Say we have a brilliant guest post by Claire from the Hisdoryan (which is one of my favourite history blogs!) Keep up to date on her latest blog posts by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Without any further ado, read below to find out more about Madame Bevan, … Continue reading Madame Bevan – The Woman Who Helped Wales Read (Guest post by Claire from the Hisdoryan)
When I started this blog at the end of my history and sociology degree in June 2016, I had no idea where it would lead. Upon graduating I knew I didn’t want to say goodbye to historical research and writing, so created this blog as an outlet for my research. I had a bit of … Continue reading Some Sources Say Turns 5!
In 1142 after nearly a decade of war Empress Matilda must have realized that the crown of England would never be placed upon her head. Her chance had come and gone in the dramatic events of 1141, when she had been bested by the equally formidable Matilda of Boulogne. However, just because she knew the … Continue reading The Rise of the Angevins
We're coming to the end of Women's History Month, and to round off my #Trailblazers series we'll be exploring the legendary Ida B Wells. Born into slavery, Ida B Wells (1862-1931) would become a powerful figure in the civil rights and women's suffrage movements; a dynamic investigative journalist she shed light on the barbaric practice … Continue reading Trailblazers: Ida B Wells
Mary Queen of Scots. What new is there to say? She is one of the most well known historical figures in British history, and her dramatic life of passion and intrigue has enthralled people for centuries. Yet today I want to focus on a very specific moment in her early life, one that often gets … Continue reading The Scottish Queen
Dorothy Jordan's personal life was as interesting as any play she starred in. Act 1: Beginnings Born Dorothea Bland on the 22nd November 1761 in Ireland she was the daughter of Grace Philipps and Francis Bland. At aged 18 she followed in her mother's theatrical footsteps and appeared in 'The Virgin Unmasked' in Dublin (although … Continue reading The Lives and Loves of Dorothy Jordan
On the 30th May 1667 the first woman attended a meeting of the Royal Society, a significant achievement, as women had been barred from the society since it's creation in 1660. The woman in questions was Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. No woman could have divided opinion more, to the famous essayist Charles Lamb she was … Continue reading “Mad Madge” and the Royal Society