Women, Medieval; Continent: Europe

Four Queens: The Proven├žal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone Strictly chattel? This author says at least some royal women played an active role in governing 403 pages (350 pages excluding the family trees and other appendices) Just a few decades into the thirteenth century, the count and countess of Provence had a family […]

History of Science; Continent: North America

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Consider reading this important story even if science isn’t your bag 402 pages (“Cast of Characters” begins around page 350) HeLa cells are essential tools in medical research of all kinds. These human cells are defined as “immortal” because they may be cloned for an unlimited […]