1840s

Alias Grace: Guilty or Innocent of Murder?

Alias Grace, released late last year on Netflix, is the story of a woman’s plight at the hands of men. It’s a story that would be familiar to a lot of women but not so many men. I found it a little remarkable that so many male reviewers found it…

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The Butcher's Daughter
Tudor Time

The Butcher’s Daughter Spins Tale of a Woman’s Life in Tudor England

First off, it’s a long book, so be prepared for that. The Butcher’s Daughter, by Victoria Glendinning, is unusual in that it illustrates the dissolution of the monasteries and abbeys in Henry VIII’s reign from the perspective of a nun inside an abbey, and all the trauma that brought. Rather…

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