History Blogs – time to go exploring

 

With the publication of A Parcel of Ribbons finally completed, I am looking forward to having time to read some of the many history blogs out on the web.

I was delighted to be approached by Julie Goucher of the Anglers Rest blog to do an interview about the book. That and a very kind nomination by the Rebel Hand blog for an Illuminating Blogger award made me realise how much I have been missing by not having time to read many of these wonderful sites.

You may have noticed that I have a link on the left hand side of this page to the Geneabloggers website which is an amazing compendium of hints and tips together with Blog resources and a genealogy blog listing. They list over 2,500 blogs and family history websites and also provide a listing by type which makes it easy to find, say, blogs relating to a particular American state or a subject such as graveyards. Well worth exploring.

One of my favourites (strictly a website rather than a blog) is the Chirurgeon’s Apprentice which is devoted to pre-anaesthetic surgery and medicine, such as was available in eighteenth century Jamaica. You do need a strong stomach for some of the details!

A blog that provided me with inspiration and information early in my researches in relation to Georgian London is by Lucy Inglis who is also blogger in residence for the Museum of London.

From time to time I intend to include a post listing other blogs I have found useful or entertaining. Do let me know of your favourites.

 

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2 Responses to “History Blogs – time to go exploring”

  1. Lindsey Fitzharris Says:

    Many thanks for mentioning The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice! I look forward to reading your book :)

  2. Anne Powers Says:

    Thanks, Lindsey, there’s a lot of medicine in my family going back at least to the mid eighteenth century to one who was a naval surgeon and dresser to Sir John Hunter, plus an archaeologist with specialism in osteology – so medical history always fascinates me.

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