Madame Bevan – The Woman Who Helped Wales Read (Guest post by Claire from the Hisdoryan)

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)

“Mad Madge” and the Royal Society

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