Layer-out of the Dead

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jeanine Englert and Victorian funeral practices Layer-out of the Dead: Once a Matriarchal Profession The layer-out of the dead of times past was the equivalent to today’s mortician. Preparing bodies for burial was predominantly performed by women up until the later portion of the Victorian era when mourning and all the […]

A Step into Dark

Highlighting Historical Romance with Leona Bushman on Victoriana I have been in love with the Victorian Era for many years. It’s a time of great fashion and great strides for a middle class and more freedom for women as they began doing more than be wives or servants or courtesans. The innovation and technology leaps […]

Impetuous and Scandalous

Highlighting Historical Romance presents Kelly McClymer Hi, I’m Kelly McClymer and I want to thank Caroline for giving me a chance to talk about my favorite intersection of topics — history and women. You may have heard that women in the past couldn’t do many things that men could do. While that is true, it […]