International Women’s Day 2019: Inspirational Women

History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket. – Alan Bennett, The History Boys As a historian, as a feminist, as a woman, the importance… View Post

Psycho Killer, Qu’est-ce Que C’est

Whenever I say ‘Psycho’, I always think of the Talking Heads song. Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better. However, today we aren’t discussing the song. Instead we’re going to talk about the book by the… View Post

February Festivities

Hey hi hello – sorry for being so absent lately! There have been books to read, films to see and games to play – so I’ve kind of neglected my blog a little. Slap my hand and let’s get on… View Post

Here’s to you, Mrs Robinson

“Did you read The Graduate this week?” “I did.” “You did?” “Yes, I wasn’t too sure about it though.” “What?” “I wasn’t too sure about it.” “About what?” “About The Graduate”. “Ah.” At little under 200 pages, The Graduate wasn’t… View Post

5 Fun Facts about Anne Boleyn

So you may or may not remember me writing a blog about my hero, Mary I. Tudor Queen and general badass. It got such a great response, and many of you suggested figures for me to write about. My speciality… View Post