Throwback Thursday– The Battle of Corunna

The Battle of Corunna near Elvina, Spain, occurred on this day, January 14, 1809. I will not be going into the tactical specifics of this battle because I am not a military historian, and such things mostly go over my head. However, I will dwell on the background and aftermath of the battle, specifically what … Continue reading Throwback Thursday– The Battle of Corunna

Throwback Thursday– Institution for Civil Engineers

I tried to do a Throwback Thursday theme on my blog a few years ago, but I wasn't very good at scheduling out my time to write blog posts back then, so I only did a few posts. However, I have firm plans in place to continue this theme for at least a few months. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday– Institution for Civil Engineers

Throwback Thursday– A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is one of my absolute favorite books. I think everyone needs to read it. This weekend, I watched the film "The Man Who Invented Christmas" about Charles Dickens as he wrote A Christmas Carol. As a writer, I loved its portrayal of him dealing with the interruptions of life as he wrote … Continue reading Throwback Thursday– A Christmas Carol

Throwback Thursday–Smallpox Vaccine

My house is currently a petrie dish with three out of the four of us ill with strep throat. I'm essentially a waking Lysol machine right now. It seemed fitting to do this month's Throwback Thursday on the advent of the smallpox vaccine which predates antibiotics by nearly two hundred years. I have been interested … Continue reading Throwback Thursday–Smallpox Vaccine

Throwback Thursday–Somerset v. Stewart

It's been a long time since I've done a Throwback Thursday post. I'm going to try to do them once a month. My post on Monday has somewhat set the tone for my posts this week. I looked at the opening of Mansfield Park this Monday, so it was only right that the Wordless Wednesday post … Continue reading Throwback Thursday–Somerset v. Stewart

Throwback Thursday- Bill Richmond

If you haven't read them already, Sufficient Encouragement and Renewed Hope feature a colored man in Regency England. He is Colonel Fitzwilliam's servant, the descendant of a slave...and in love with Caroline Bingley--or who she had been ten years ago. The lack of cultural diversity represented in Regency Romances and Jane Austen Fan Fiction came … Continue reading Throwback Thursday- Bill Richmond

Edward Gardiner of Hertfordshire…and his family

This week’s Throwback is a bit like a treasure hunt. Which is basically my favorite kind of research. Blame it on watching Indiana Jones and National Treasure too many times. I wish I could be that cool. Oh, and even Tomb Raider- because girls can be awesome historian/adventurers and kick butt too (and actually better … Continue reading Edward Gardiner of Hertfordshire…and his family