Saturday, December 12, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Period poverty – the struggle to pay for basic sanitary products on a monthly basis – has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, according to charities.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
This group of highly educated, ambitious Jews called themselves the “Cousinhood” – brilliant Jewish families who built empires of business and service, married into each other’s families and created a new, vibrant Jewish community. One of the most prominent of these immigrant Jews was the Dutch-born Levi A. Barnet Cohen who moved to London in the 1770s and eventually became one of a dozen Jews newly elected to Parliament, without compromising his Orthodox Jewish faith. He married a brilliant Jewish woman named Lydia and together they raised an observant Jewish family. Their daughter, Lady Judith Montefiore, became a great – and little known – patron of Jewish life.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Women of History is coming up to another birthday milestone
- its 22nd birthday!
Women of History was founded on 13th October 1998 as a fledgling website hosted by the now defunct Geocities. It initially featured biographies of fifty historical women that fascinated me personally.
After a few years, more biographies were added, with each biography being accompanied by some amazing art work and a list for further reading. The research that I put into these vignettes was done the old fashioned way - through books - there was no such thing as wikipedia when I first started out.
Once Geocities finally closed down in March 2009, the old website morphed into the Women of History blog, hosted by Blogger since May 2007. The blog that you see today has undergone many changes - mainly theme related. Articles, newsworthy items, and biographies and books on notable women throughout history graced the pages of the blog.
In the end, I began cross posting reviews of related books onto my other blog - Melisende's Library - which is where you will find all literary related items.
I hope you take some time to visit and explore both my blogs.