Nog Prize #7
A reader points out anachronisms in Fredegund's picture. Shoulda done the research.
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!
Inuit Assassin's Creed: continued!
Ever thought that Inuit (or Mi'kmaq, or Inupiat) clothing is awesome? This is the post for you.
Catching up on Corrections
In which I finally have some time to sit down and hand out prizes for corrections - with updated art! Corrections and thanks are laid out for Wu Zetian, Ching Shih, Gudit, Isabel Godin, Mata Hari, Mai Bhago, and Vasilisa Vasilyevna.
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.
This unlikely heroine created her own Woman's Army of 70,000 soldiers through good manners and political savvy - and then used it to overthrow one of China's greatest douchebags.
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…