Women's History Wednesday

Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Anne Boleyn was the reason behind the English Reformation. This one woman drove King Henry VIII to break with the Catholic church in Rome. She was persistent, calculating, and determined. Anne Boleyn demanded that there be a church that she could be married in and queen of before she would have sexual relations with King… Continue reading Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

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Queen Victoria Ascends to the Throne

The King is Dead. Long Live the Queen. Undoubtedly, the most important event in 1837 England was the death of King William the IV and the ascension to the throne of Queen Victoria, thereby creating the beginning of the Victorian Era. On Tuesday the 20th of June 1837 not long after two in the morning,… Continue reading Queen Victoria Ascends to the Throne

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Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

This is the Script that I wrote for my 1st person portrayal  of Clara Barton at the Northeast Georgia History Center. They called me Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield…. I was a welcome sight as I arrived at the Battle of Antietam. It was about noon when I pulled up to the edge of… Continue reading Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

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Mary Wollstonecraft: Women’s History Wednesday

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women in the midst of the French Revolution, which she happily embraced, even traveling to France to experience it firsthand. The world was being turned upside down, kings were no longer regarded as having a “Divine Right” to rule, and the people were rising up to… Continue reading Mary Wollstonecraft: Women’s History Wednesday