TV Review: The White Queen

The historical drama The White Queen drew me in right from the beginning. Based on the “Cousins’ War” novels by Philippa Gregory, it tells the story of the rise of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, during the Wars of the Roses. The show...

Mary Boleyn – one amazing girl!

As an English school girl I was very familiar with Henry VIII and his infamous six wives. We even learnt a little poem to remember what happened to them – divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived! As a history nut I find his reign very interesting and...

Sexualizing the Past

One of the women featured in our Heroines Quilt exhibition is Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager who hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. Even though she eventually died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, she has become known throughout the world...

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