Sophie Munro

“Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier d’Eon”, printed in the London Magazine in 1777. It now forms parts of the British Cartoon Prints Collection at the Library of Congress.
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Charles-Genevieve-Louis-Auguste-Andre-Timothee d’Eon de Beaumont, 1728 – 1810

Better known as the Chevalier d’Eon, d’Eon was born in Tonnerre, Burgundy, to Louis d’Eon de Beaumont and Françoise de Charanton. D’Eon excelled in school as a child and went on to study law, graduating from the College Mazarin in 1749 at 21 years old. In 1756 d’Eon joined a clandestine organisation of spies known

’12 Days of Christmas’ Quotes


Mary’s letter spoke of some of the pictures and cathedrals she had seen…I hardly know what swelled in my throat as I read her letter – such a vehement impatience of restraint and steady work. Such a strong wish for wings …

Source; Exhibition Haworth Parsonage Museum, Haworth.…

History News Network Q&A FOR “A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE”

The following interview has been made available to the WHN by Joe Starita and his publisher, St Martin’s Press, New York. It was prepared initially for the History News Network. WHN Admin.





  1. Susan La Flesche is a fascinating figure and was a woman ahead of her time. What drew you to her as the subject of your new book, A Warrior of the People? (What contributions did she make to the advancement of her people? What makes her a worthy subject?)


The American West has long since become this mythical landscape – a landscape shaped by …



Edith Morley: the first female professor in Britain




Edith Morley’s 1944 memoir, Before and After, was written a few years after retiring as the first female professor at an English university. This absorbing story, now published in book form for the first time by Two Rivers Press, brings alive a very different era, one foundational to the freedoms we enjoy today.

Barbara Morris, who has edited the volume, talks here about Edith Morley and her memoir.


When in 1907 Reading University College began its quest for full university status all heads of department were promoted

How Biblical Double Standards Killed Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

How biblical double standards killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential run

November 11, 2016 8.54pm AEDT

Jo Henderson-Merrygold









Jo Henderson-Merrygold

PhD Candidate in Biblical Studies and Queer Theory, University of Sheffield

Disclosure statement

Jo Henderson-Merrygold receives PhD funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), managed by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).




Clinton: crucified by the religious right? Shutterstock

Since the news broke of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States, there has been much incredulity and analysis. How was it that someone as aberrant …