Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• A five-minute guide to Callot Soeurs Couture.
• House of cards: the politics of calling card etiquette in 19thc Washington.
• Katherine Johnsonof NASA: she was a computer when computers wore skirts.
• What digital does: Queen Charlotte online.
• Image: A dog who knows how to steal the show.
• Marie Antoinette's daily schedule.
• Welcoming in the month: all kinds of march.
• The weaker sex? Violence and the suffragette movement.
• Was Elizabeth Jeffries really a cold-blooded killer of a victim of domestic abuse?
• A guide to commuting in Regency England.
• Image: Entrance from Mile End of Whitechapel Turnpike by Thomas Rowlandson, 1798.
• Zoom in on Paul Revere's eye-witness drawing of the Boston Massacre, the only eye-witness drawing.
• Who was Benjamin Tallmadge and what was the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War?
• It's Shrove Tuesday, so ploughmen should be cooking the cockerel they won from the farmer on Plough Monday.
• James Hatfield, the mysterious would-be assassin of George III.
• Thomas Jefferson and the case of the missing letters.
• The now-lost Riding Club was formed in 19thc. New York City so that the wives and daughters of millionaires could ride in fashion - just not be members.
• Pancake recipe from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in a 16thc cookbook.
• What a story! Robert Smalls, former slave and Civil War hero.
• Jane Crothers, witness to the Boston Massacre.
• Just for fun: Image: Whoa, there, Mrs. Morse. I'm not a Michelin chef. Hungry for more? Follow us on Twitter @2nerdyhistgirls for fresh updates daily. Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.