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May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 892 kata lagi


Happy Birthday, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu!

I just discovered this fascinating woman this morning, on the occasion of her birthday.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a ‘prolific letter writer in almost every epistolary style; she was also a distinguished minor poet, always competent, sometimes glittering and genuinely eloquent. 96 kata lagi

History Of Ideas

Independent Woman Traveller

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762) in Turkish dress by Jean-Étienne Liotard
c.1756, the Baths Palace, Warsaw.

Pippa Rathborne reads THE WRONG SHADE OF YELLOW by Margaret Eleanor Leigh… 7 kata lagi

Pippa Rathborne

A 'Furious Sappho'

It is not without a good degree of irony that even now many readers familiar with the name of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu are as likely to associate her with Alexander Pope’s caricature as ‘Sappho’ in several of his satirical poems than know, in any real detail, the works that he was so keen to ridicule. 710 kata lagi

The Turkish Embassy Letters

I came across this fascinating collection of letters when, ahead of a holiday to Istanbul, I ventured into the wonderful Daunt Books on Cheapside to see what insight they had to offer on Turkey. 552 kata lagi

Books About Places

London’s great names: Kitcat Terrace and Clotworthy Skeffington | thestreetnames

Originally posted on thestreetnames

I’ve been reading up on some of the fascinating people who, in one way or another, have contributed something to my knowledge of London streets. 112 kata lagi

United Kingdom

Sing, gentle maid -- reform my breast,

A poem testifying to the healing and soothing powers of song and music, by Lady Mary Montagu. She is feeling down for some reason, and the sound of a young lady singing cheers her up. 127 kata lagi