*Other* blogs you may enjoy,
The Medieval World http://themedievalworld.blogspot.com/ This is my friends fabulous blog which she started fairly recently, she’s a great writer! As the title suggests its theme is everything medieval.
Got Medieval http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com/ A popular blog, (you can even buy merchandise!), it has a humorous take on the period for example it has medieval ‘personals’ and lately there has been some guest posts making fun of bad medieval films.
Medieval Wall http://www.medievalwall.com/ This is another fairly new blog, I love the design and the posts so far are very detailed and informative.
The East and the West in the Middle Ages: Crusades and Crusaders
http://crusades-medieval.blogspot.com/ I just discovered this blog but it has obviously been around for a while, there is a lot of information about the crusades, maps and individual crusades.
Early Modern History http://earlymodernhistory1.blogspot.com/ This is frequently updated and is a gateway for early modern blogs and information.
Fragments http://daintyballerina.blogspot.com/ This is a well established and regularly updated blog which has loads of fabulous, often amusing and always interesting posts surrounding the period.
LOL Manuscripts! http://lolmanuscripts.blogspot.com/ This is a blog which takes woodcuts from the period and edits them in a humorous manner.
The Gentleman Administrator http://thegentlemanadministrator.wordpress.com/ I have placed this blog under early modern as it has much related content but it also has other general musings I enjoyed a post recently called ‘Nostalgia Vs History’.
Anna's History Blog http://annainthesixteenthcentury.blogspot.com/ describes itself as ‘Covering everything between 1500 and 1800 in Britain and beyond’ which pretty much sums it up. I like that she keeps abreast of current historical fiction as well.
About Women's History http://womenshistory.about.com/ This is from about.com it is not defined by any time period but is a useful and interesting read for women’s history and includes medieval and early modern content.
History and Women http://historyandwomen.blogspot.com/ Describes itself as a ‘celebration of women - glorious, sinful, shocking’ it contains many bios of females from history and is not defined by any century so it contains a wealth of interesting characters.
BibliOdyssey http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/ I love this blog it post lots of amazing historical images from books; a feast for the eyes (hee hee)
Alberti's Window http://albertis-window.blogspot.com/ Posts about individual pieces from all periods, also current news and issues on the subject ect.
Obviously this post contains only a handful of the history blogs out there- other quality blogs are available!
Illustration: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, A young girl reading, c.1776.
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