History Society

Want to Listen: Gender and Sex in Medieval Times

Bookmarked Gender Stories – Gender & Sex in Medieval Times: a conversation with Eleanor Janega on Stitcher (Stitcher)

Alex Iantaffi talks about gender and sex in medieval times with Dr Eleanor Janega,  a medieval historian. More specifically, Dr Janega specialises in late medieval sexuality, apocalyptic thought, propaganda, and the urban experience in general, and in central Europe more particularly.

Fantasy Romance

Read His Secret Illuminations

Read His Secret Illuminations (The Warrior’s Guild #1) by Scarlett Gale

A Sheltered Monk By day, LucĂ­an brews potions and illuminates manuscripts in service to the monastery that took him in as a child, wield…

This book was a delight to read. Heartily enjoyed the competency porn and the characters’ obvious like and respect for each other. Well done showing the viewpoint character come out of his shell and gain confidence as his skills prove useful in the world and he experiences things that make him realize he’s been lied to and mistreated his whole life.

I was surprised it was told in present tense, which I associate more with YA, but maybe is more common than I thought for fantasy romance. Speaking of, that’s a genre I’ve encountered more recently.

The heroine is perhaps a little too perfect and understanding, but it didn’t bother me.