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by Holly Tucker
Thu June 18th, 2009, 2:38 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 223
Views: 11287

Pope Joan

Feeling like I may be the only one on the planet who hasn't read it yet... but now I'm seeing why I missed out!

holly
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com
by Holly Tucker
Wed June 17th, 2009, 1:00 am
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Historical Research Resources
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Historical Research Resources

Hi everyone. I just posted a little bit on my favorite early-modern research sources. http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2009/06/history-resources.html I know that there have to be some other favorites out there. Could you all post a comment either here, or on the blog, or both? I'm sure it could be h...
by Holly Tucker
Sat November 1st, 2008, 1:23 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Marie Antoinette wore potatoes in her hair?
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Marie Antoinette wore potatoes in her hair?

Carlyn Beccia is exploring the royal history of the potato at Wonders and Marvels . Carlyn's Raucous Royals is so much fun for kids (and this adult too!). Giveaway drawing closes Saturday night. And if you like what you see...be sure to subscribe (left hand side of the page). We need as many histori...
by Holly Tucker
Thu October 30th, 2008, 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Good Karma
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Of Good Karma

Catherine Delors poston her blog yesterday demonstrated everything that is good about our historical nonfiction community. Celebrate happy news, and pay it forward.
by Holly Tucker
Thu October 23rd, 2008, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birth Control in History
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Birth Control in History

Catherine's guest post today on my blog got me thinking... What do we know about birth control over the ages? Anyone have some good nonfiction book recommendations? Any memorable methods from your favorite historical fiction books? Here are Catherine's comments on 18th century birth control I like J...
by Holly Tucker
Mon October 20th, 2008, 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst Jobs in History
Replies: 21
Views: 1660

Worst Jobs in History

I saw this website, it's pretty interesting. Would you all agree? Any bad jobs to add?

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsi ... index.html

Holly
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com
by Holly Tucker
Mon October 20th, 2008, 6:08 pm
Forum: Member Announcements
Topic: Mistress of the Revolution giveaway
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Mistress of the Revolution giveaway

Our very own Catherine Delors is guest blogging on BIRTH CONTROL AND CONTRACEPTION in the eighteenth century. She's stopping by at http://www.wondersandmarvels.com on Thursday, and is offering up a signed copy of her book beginning today. ALSO: if you have friends in far flung places, please please ...
by Holly Tucker
Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Need ideas for the blog
Replies: 13
Views: 1419

Wow!

Great suggestions, thanks thanks thanks! It looks like birth control wins the day. I'll put that on the top of my "to do" list.

And I'd love to hear more about the apothecary in New Orleans. Sounds fascinating!

Holly
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com
by Holly Tucker
Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could attend any historical event...
Replies: 48
Views: 3916

If you could attend any historical event...

Which one would it be? (Saw this over at Good Reads, it's a great question!) I'd want to attend the fateful party that Nicolas Fouquet hosted for Louis XIV. It landed the Minister of Finance in jail for the rest of his life. That will teach you not to try to outdo the king! Holly http://www.wondersa...
by Holly Tucker
Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:08 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Facebook Group?
Replies: 59
Views: 10134

Facebook invites

Maybe those of us with Facebook accounts could "friend" each other for the time being? Feel free to send an invite my way: you'll find me if you search "Holly Tucker Vanderbilt" I resisted and resisted it...until this fall. It's an incredible way to stay in touch with my former students, who are doi...

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