Devotees of Susan Holloway Scott's historical novels will, I think, enjoy getting additional perspective on the women who populate those stories. Lucy Worsley, who has hosted a number of interesting series we've highlighted on the blog, this time takes us on a time travel adventure titled Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History For Girls. This is the first part. It's a full length program, so please set aside an hour.
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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.