Source, Women's History

Nineteenth century humour

Like the modern tabloid, nineteenth century newspapers liked to carry jokes for their readers. And, like the modern tabloid, they often carried misogynist undertones. This selection is from the Anglo-Celt in 1871: A ferocious bachelor defines marriage as a crime…

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Biography, Event, Women's History

Independence Day

The Americans are celebrating their independence from Britain today. Congratulations and good luck to them. But what about celebrating a couple of other, smaller victories from this date? On 4 July 1784 Hester Thrale composed a letter of measured, dignified…

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Admin stuff

While the blog looks the same, it is now being hosted on a new server. As a result, if you are a registered user, you might find you have to re-register to post comments. Apologies for the inconvenience! Katie Barclay…

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