Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
On Tirgatao's clothing (and tattoos)
A reader talks about ancient clothing, and I deconstruct some of the work behind the Tirgatao entry!
Why have "evil" princesses?
Some have questioned why I write about brutal and morally reprehensible people, instead of just focusing on good role models. I have thoughts on the matter.
Changing up the post frequency
For the next couple months, RP posts are going to be a bit less frequent, due to your intrepid author taking on a day job. Details await herein!
On Tirgatao and Scythian Ethnicity
There's lots of evidence to Scythians being red-haired and light skinned. So why did I not portray Tirgatao that way?
Sourcing the Elisabeth Bathory entry
I get a ton of people calling me out on relying too much on one source for the entry on Elisabeth Bathory. The truth is, though, there wasn't much worth going on.
When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.