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The Isabella Mactavish Fraser Project - Day

Georgia Gough wearing the finished Isabella Mactavish Fraser wedding gown and arisaid - Edinburgh, ScotlandI'm back with the second day reporting from the Isabella Mactavish Fraser wedding-gown-in-a-weekend project, a wonderful demonstration we did with...

The Isabella Mactavish Fraser Project - Prep and Day 1

Braining hard on the Isabella Mactavish Fraser wedding gown - Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2019Abby and I are back from our whirlwind trip to Scotland, and I've had a nice little run through the photos. At risk of repetition (Black Tulip and Atelier Nostalgia...

Francis Blake Delaval, The Prankster

On August 6th, 1724 at St Ann’s Soho, Captain Francis Blake Delaval of Seaton Delaval Hall, near Newcastle Upon Tyne, married Rhoda Apreece, the heiress of Doddington Hall, which is somewhere we have previously written about. Rhoda Apreece (d.1759),...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Jul 2019

The Isabella Mactavish Fraser Project - Prep Work!

Working on our mockup dress in wool flannel, carefully studying photos of the original 1785 Isabella gown.Today Abby and I are in Scotland! We've come halfway across the world to work on the Isabella Mactavish Fraser wedding gown project, and though our...

Introducing: The Isabella MacTavish Fraser Wedding Gown Project

The famous Isabella MacTavish Fraser wedding gown c. 1785. Photo by Ewen Weatherspoon. Reproduced with permission of Inverness Museum & Art GalleryBig news! We've been hinting at it for awhile now, but it's officially time to announce.This June,...

More Jacobite Women

There is information available about a number of female Jacobites. Several of these women have been featured in previous blog posts. Here are a couple more, with details about what each of them did to support the Jacobite cause. Isabella Lumsden Isabella...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 19 Jan 2019

Conference report: “The Words of Medicine”

By Isabella Bonati From Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd September the international Conference “The Words of Medicine: Technical Terminology in Material and Textual Evidence from the Graeco-Roman World” was held at the North-West University...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Nov 2018

It's a Royal Wedding Weekend!

As we gear up for a Royal Wedding, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at all the fun festivities at royal weddings in 18th century France!PS- Feel free to go into princess / prince-mode this week!Read more »

Giorgione: A "Notte" for Vittore Beccaro

In my last post I revisited my interpretation of a painting by Giorgione that has been lost but that still exists in seventeenth century copies. It is usually called the Discovery of Paris but I have argued that it is a depiction of the legendary encounter...
From: Giorgione et al... on 29 Nov 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day. My research to date has primarily focused on late medieval and early modern women, specifically queenship. Earlier this year, MadeGlobal published my book Queenship in England 1308-1485, the culmination of years of...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Mar 2017

First Monday Library Chat: The Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the First Monday Library Chat. This month we have the great pleasure of traveling to Leeds and talking to Karen Sayers, Assistant Archivist at the University of Leeds. The Cookery Collection is one of the key collections...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Mar 2016

“For English Girls … in the Eastern Empire”: Housekeeping in British India

By Cynthia D. Bertelsen An Indian household can no more be governed peacefully, without dignity and prestige, than an Indian Empire. ~ Steel and Gardiner The British Empire at its zenith stretched across more than fourteen million square miles, ruling...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Feb 2016

Isabella Bird Bishop’s The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

Royal Geographical Society, Image number: S0010581 Isabella Bird Bishop (1831-1904) Artist / photographer: Not known Date: 1881 Caption: Image taken at the time of her marriage in 1881. One of my favourite hobbies is photography, and I especially like...
From: renaissanceissues on 17 Nov 2015

The Stereotyped Six Wives: One: 'A Great and Strong-Laboured Woman'

Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII of England Lifetime: 16 December 1485 - 7 January 1536 Reigned: June 1509 - May 1533 (23 years, 11 months) Pregnancies: 6  Stillborn daughter: January 1510 Prince Henry: 1 January 1511 - 23 February 1511 ...
From: Conor Byrne on 22 Oct 2015

Herstory and the Explosion of Interest in England's Ruling Women

In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the lives of England's medieval and early modern queens. Popular historians in particular have become fascinated by the extraordinary lives of these women. The majority of attention has focused...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 Apr 2015

Edward II and Isabella of France

The relationship between King Edward II and his wife Isabella of France is almost always depicted in negative terms. In Derek Jarman's film Edward II (1991), Tilda Swinton offers a sexually frustrated, ambitious Isabella who turns against her ineffectual...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Apr 2015

23 March 1430: The Birth of Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England

Above: Queen Margaret of Anjou. On this day in history, 23 March 1430, Margaret of Anjou was born at Pont-a-Mousson in Lorraine to Rene of Anjou and his wife Isabella, duchess of Lorraine. Rene was titular king of Naples, Jerusalem, and Aragon, and...
From: Conor Byrne on 23 Mar 2015

The French Disease Reprise

Venus and Mercury with CupidNicolas Chaperon (1612-1655)A short time after finishing the seminary, newly ordained Catholic priest Antonio Neri entered employment with Don Antonio de' Medici at the Casino di San Marco. It was the beginning of a new century,...
From: Conciatore on 5 Jan 2015

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