Women in History

Charlie’s Merry Mistresses

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To be honest, back in the day you weren’t really a King without a lovely piece on the side. And if there is one King who took full advantage of this it was King Charles…

Georgiana Cavendish: At the Dukes Pleasure (Pt 1)

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Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire between 1774 – 1806, is one of history’s most complicated and fascinating characters. Beautiful, intelligent and charismatic, she quickly became the 18th century equivalent of today’s ‘It Girl.’ Despite her widespread…

Margaret Beaufort: The Red Queen

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In The White Queen TV series, Margaret Beaufort is an overly religious zealot who hates her mother, loves Jasper Tudor, and was obsessed with her son. The real Margaret Beaufort was close to her mother, happiest with…

The Tantalizing Anne Boleyn

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How Did She Keep Henry Enraptured for Six Long Years Before Marriage? Like so many of you, I have a long-standing love affair with the mysterious, the beautiful, the oh-so-intriguing…Anne Boleyn. Why? Pondering that question,…

Villanous Vixens

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We often hear about villains in Medieval and Renaissance history, for example, King John, Edward the Black Prince and Cesare Borgia. But where are the stories about naughty women? Were there villainous women during the…