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.
Of Corpses and Kimonos
Masako Hojo was not a walking corpse. Not that you'd know it, from the way I drew her clothes.
Nog Prize #7
A reader points out anachronisms in Fredegund's picture. Shoulda done the research.
The Chinese Sex Workers Who Helped Topple a Dynasty
The founders and members of the Chinese Women's Espionage Training Institute? Shanghai sex workers.
Inuit Assassin's Creed: continued!
Ever thought that Inuit (or Mi'kmaq, or Inupiat) clothing is awesome? This is the post for you.
This phony Asian royalty fooled rural England for some time - but the truth she was hiding was far darker.
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.
This brutal sovereign's reign saw her outlaw clapping, pioneer death by feet-kissing, and design giant weaponized scissors - but are we only getting one side of the story...?