Nog Prize #6: Cyrus and Croesus were not bros
A reader brought to my attention that Cyrus the Great actually set Croesus on fire, so yeah - depicting them as best buds was probably somewhat inaccurate.
Getting the Mughals right - plus, Reddit!
Notice of an update where I give a more well-rounded portrayal of the Mughal Empire.
Nog Prize #1
In which I start the tradition of heralding people smarter than I am -- this time for catching something about Fredegund's entry!
Li Chi's historiography: totally wack.
How could Li Chi possibly compare herself to a Chinese heroine who was born a century after Li Chi herself? The answer gets complicated.
In which I mess up Maori terminology
A reader kindly wrote in to let me know that I'd messed up Maori terminology in book 2!
Through years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
Abandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
When her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.