Writing medieval women’s lives: the case of Katherine Swynford, Lady of Kettlethorpe (and Duchess of Lancaster)

Few topics are as challenging and yet ultimately rewarding for writers than writing stories about the lives of medieval women. Not only was the period particularly muscular with regards to its approaches to public life, but patriarchy was pervasive to the point of occasionally obliterating traces of even the most elite women from records. Or…

Jen Harvey (ed.), The Evaluation Cookbook

Maybe I have #GBBO on my mind (anybody else excited about Tudor Week?), but discussions on Early Moderrn Twitter about food brought this link to mind. It’s an evaluation cookbook, which basically uses the ideas underpinning a recipe book to think about evaluation methods and techniques that might be especially suitable and appropriate for a…