Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Finding Medieval Women – Incidental Histories

By Mara Schmueckle On 23 January 1522 Robert Lindsey and Janet Ross were married in her father’s chapel.  The rituals and formalities in which they engaged in advance of their wedding were recorded in unusual detail by the notary Gavin Ross.  He recorded formal declarations that the banns for their marriage had been declared as … Continue reading Finding Medieval Women – Incidental Histories

Her-Story: Dr Sophie Thérèse Ambler

Each month, Herstory Club feature an interview with a woman currently working in History. We are aiming to share the experiences women face in the industry (the good and the bad!) and to shine a light on the incredible work currently being undertaken by women across a wide range of specialist disciplines. Sophie Thérèse Ambler … Continue reading Her-Story: Dr Sophie Thérèse Ambler

The Peasant’s Revolt: Where the ladies at?

By Eleisha Rae Kennedy You might say that the mid-fourteenth century was not exactly the easiest time to be alive. England’s population had been battered by the Black Death that swept through Europe and conflict continued throughout the century due to the country’s involvement in the Hundred Years War. As usual, the poorer classes bore … Continue reading The Peasant’s Revolt: Where the ladies at?

Gwenllian, Tywysoges Cymru

By Laura Klotz When you hear the title "Princess of Wales," odds are strong that you think of the late Diana, mother of William and Harry. You might think of someone like Joan of Kent, wife of Edward the Black Prince. Maybe you even think of "Bloody" Mary Tudor, who was never given that exact … Continue reading Gwenllian, Tywysoges Cymru

Geillis Duncan: the true story of witch trials and the patriarchy

by Ellie Barlow Characterised in popular fiction, in novels and television series, as a flame-haired teenager Geillis Duncan was a maidservant to bailiff David Seaton in 1589. A poor but well-known folk healer, she was one of the first to face the deep-rooted sexism of witchcraft accusations. Both her and her case represent a legacy … Continue reading Geillis Duncan: the true story of witch trials and the patriarchy

Forget Anne Boleyn. Where are all the TV series on Eleanor of Aquitaine?

by Louise Quick The world needs to get over Anne Boleyn. The Tudor Queen was trending on Twitter again recently, due in part to the fact last month marked 485 years since she met her untimely end, but also because of the new three-part series all about the second wife of Henry VIII, featuring actress … Continue reading Forget Anne Boleyn. Where are all the TV series on Eleanor of Aquitaine?