Tag Archive: England

Oh, Those “Girton Girls!”

Posted on August 31, 2021 5:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Nancy Springer

In 19th century England, while sons of the well-to-do were sent to boarding school and university, daughters were generally taught at home by governesses. However, most of these governesses were not very well qualified. Being a governess was the … Read the article

The Death of Kings

Posted on November 1, 2018 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Tasha Alexander

…let us sit upon the ground

And tell sad stories of the death of kings;

How some have been deposed; some slain in war,

Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;

Some poison’d by their wives: … Read the article

Why Homer Matters

Homer Matters: Why?

Posted on November 17, 2015 4:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Adam Nicolson

Chapter 1

One evening ten years ago I started to read Homer in English. With an old friend, George Fairhurst, I had just sailed from Falmouth to Baltimore in southwest Ireland, 250 miles across the Celtic Sea. … Read the article