Now that we've joined Twitter, we're discovering dozens of other interesting blogs and sites, news stories and announcements, that delight us as Nerdy History Girls. We're sure you'd enjoy them as well, and thus we're beginning this weekly selection of the best links gathered in our Twitter-ramblings.
• The internet's endless fascination with stays (it's a "magic word" for searches on our blog, too): http://bit.ly/h7lyAQRT • Ready to elope with that charming rake? A New Years' Trip To Gretna Green http://wp.me/pGJsu-1kg • Happy 450th anniv. yr. to The Broderers' Company - long live fine#needlework & hand embroidery! http://bit.ly/erYMZl • Can't we get past the snarky "heaving bosoms"? Women read more than men & buy more books: this is news? http://bit.ly/eXcaQu • Rock 'n' roll history: efforts to save Ringo Starr's childhood home in Liverpool: http://bbc.in/e2wAzR • Shocked, we are by thist: Woman claims to have been fired because of historical fiction blogging? Good grief.http://bit.ly/ibk8E2 • Frocks & bikini, ooh-la-la! 1957: Clip: 'COMMONWEALTH FASHIONS MADE IN LANCASHIRE' : http://bit.ly/hFklP • Now that's frugal: 19th c activist Lydia Child's "American Frugal Housewife" as free download: http://amzn.to/hbUia9 • @ Royal_Armouries: Check out our newly updated image library - including some 19th c. pictures of the Tower of London http://bit.ly/fbYoPO
• Hurray! NPG Thomas Lawrence portrait exhibition coming stateside next month to Yale! http://bit.ly/hnwjbf
• Attn. Dandies, Reenactors, & Seamstresses: 18th c menswear patterns to download at #LACMA: http://bit.ly/fDVGIK Oh that green silk banyan!
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.