Joan Vos MacDonald

Joan Vos MacDonald is a journalist and an author.
Alexandrine Tinné, the Victorian Explorer Who Attempted to Cross the Sahara Desert
When Mongol Queens Ruled the Silk Road
15 Incredible Monuments That Honor American Soldiers
15 Female Mathematicians Whose Accomplishments Add Up
10 Dubious Victorian Cures From the First Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
John Tradescant, Royal Gardener and Forefather of the Natural History Museum
In 16th Century England, Bowling Was Only Legal on Christmas Day
6 Chefs Who Died in the Line of Duty
Fake It Until You Make It: 10 Artificial Ruins
6 East Coast Castles to Visit for a Fairy Tale Road Trip
How Cross-Dressing Helped Send Joan of Arc to the Stake
6 Times Sumptuary Laws Told People What To Wear
Retrobituaries: Hypatia, Scholar and Teacher of Ancient Alexandria
How 10 Pieces of Furniture Got Their Names
Korea’s Jeju Stone Museum Pays Tribute to an Ancient Goddess
Retrobituaries: Maria Sibylla Merian, Naturalist and Illustrator Who Changed How We See Insects
Retrobituaries: Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA
Retrobituaries: William Moulton Marston, the Psychologist Who Created Wonder Woman
Retrobituaries: Seonduk, Korea’s Forward-Looking Queen
Korea’s 'Mermaids' Defy the Dangerous Sea to Earn a Living
9 Victorian Parlor Games That Sparked Romance


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