Campaign update: the publicity we’ve been receiving for Cranky Ladies of History made a massive difference this week. The project is well on track to fund!
My daughters have been learning a lot about history via Horrible Histories - and yes, a lot of it is about poo, vomit, cholera and amusing songs about Aztecs making flutes out of the bones of their enemies. But they’ve also been learning about how history can be distorted, especially about issues to do with gender, race and class. Mary Seacole is a great example of this, a mixed-race Jamaican woman who is only now being acknowledged for her work during the Crimean War - it wasn’t just Florence Nightingale changing all those bandages!