Women in History

Bad-Ass History Chicks

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From murder and conspiracy to rebellion and adulterous affairs; women throughout history have had a tendency to be a little on the ‘bad’ side! The phrase ‘women should be seen and not heard’ has been…

The Earl and The Showgirl

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It sounds like something from a bad romantic fiction. It’s the 1850s, and Henry the 7th Earl of Stamford, handsome, rich and powerful, heir to several estates scattered across the country, meets and pursues the…

The Bloody Elizabeth Báthory

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Forget Twilight. Forget True Blood and the Vampire Diaries. You can even disregard Nosferatu and the Hammer classics. Hungarian noblewoman, Elizabeth Báthory was one crazy, blood-loving gal. Allow me to set the scene…As with many a zany…

Hameau de la Reine: A Queens Playground

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It’s pretty clear that Marie Antoinette was rather indulged, bless her soul. Her dresses were crafted by the mother of Haute Couture, Rose Bertin. Her hair was personally dressed by prolific hairdresser of the day,…

Anastasia: The Great Imposter

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (June 18 1901 – July 17, 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia,  the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. She had three older sisters’ named Olga, Tatiana and…