Lately there is a lot of talk about elections. In Canada, word on the street is that Justin Trudeau will call an election late summer or early fall. (I still don't fully understand the parliamentary system.) In the US, there is the usual partisan wrangling over voting rights - who gets to vote, where, when, … Continue reading Voting, Venetian style
I'm working on revising my new novel and am having trouble settling on a title. Thus, I need your help! Please take my poll to help me decide.
A review of Paris in Ruins and a Q&A with the author M.K. Tod, who also writes the A Writer of History blog.
Celebrating Venice's 1600th birthday.
A brief history of Carnival in Venice, almost 1000 years old.
How were black servants and slaves treated in Renaissance Venice?
Trump and his attempted coup have much in common with the 14th-century Venetian doge, Marino Faliero. If we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it.
Gift suggestions for a Covid holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, and stay safe!
So I decided to be a plague doctor for Halloween this year. What or who exactly was a plague doctor?
Last month I gave you my top historical fiction recommendations of 2020; this month I'll focus on some of the non-fiction I've been reading. Many of them of course have an historical element to them. Many of them blew my mind. Suffice it to say, it's been a mind-blowing year. Now that the weather has … Continue reading My Non-Fiction Recommendations – Fall 2020