The Portrait of a Lady: A Victorian Masterpiece

A Guest Post by Joanne Major The Masterworks Blog Tour My background is in historical nonfiction. I have authored – and co-authored – six works for Pen and Sword Books. However, I have also just completed an MA in Creative Writing (at the University of Lincoln), during which I have focused on fiction. When the Historical Writers Forum announced the …

On This Day: Ann Radcliffe is Born

On 9 July 1764, Ann Radcliffe (often known as Mrs. Radcliffe during her life) was born in Holborn, London. Her parents William Ward and Ann Oates were of humble origins despite the fact that they had some famous connections. Her great uncle was William Cheselden, a surgeon to King George II of Great Britain. On her mother’s side, she was …