Holidays

New Year’s 1900: Y1.9K

Do you remember when New Year’s Eve 1999 was dominated by Y2K fears? (I know, it seems so naive, in retrospect.) Was there a similar Y1.9K crisis? What were Edwardian era fears? Thanks to the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America catalog of historical American newspapers from 1690 to the present, I was able to take …

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Politics

Introducing Jennifer Hallock

In French, the word histoire can mean either a chronicle of the past or a fresh fictional tale. As a historical romance author, I love that flexibility. No matter whether I am writing sexy novels or telling the truth of the Philippine-American War, I embrace the story behind the events. Oh, maybe I should introduce myself? My name is Jennifer Hallock, and …

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Decor

Edwardian Flower Arrangements: May

Flower arrangement was considered a necessary skill for a lady, but those who hadn’t the eye or hand for it could turn to how-to articles (or hire someone to arrange the flowers for a dinner party or a ball!). During the Edwardian era, no country estate or housewife with any pretensions was without a garden …

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