Women

Fascinating Women: Infanta Eulalia of Spain

The Infanta (a title given to daughters of the Spanish monarch) incited controversy from a very young age, and consistently caused a furor until the day of her death. The youngest daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Eulalia spent much of her childhood exiled with her family in France. When her brother was restored …

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Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on Gertrude Bell

Today we have a special guest, Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, author of Scandalous Women. She is a professional actress and amateur history geek. Her blog, also named Scandalous Women, was named one of the 100 Best Blogs for History Junkies. A native New Yorker, she still calls Manhattan home. Gertrude Bell (1868 – 1926) She was …

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Fascinating Women: Alice Guy-Blaché

Though we can easily recall the cinema’s pioneering actresses, history neglects the women who managed a successful career behind the camera. Alice Guy-Blaché is one of those unsung pioneers. Born in 1873 to a bookstore mogul and his wife, Alice’s upbringing was typical of an upper-middle-class Frenchwoman. Her life changed drastically after the deaths of …

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