Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more. Last year was a bit rough, but now that I’m not, you know, buying a house, moving, and other sorts of adulting, I can spare more time to read. In this article, I’ll share some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this month! Happy reading!
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without its eponymous evergreen: the Christmas tree. From its ancient origins to the present, the Christmas tree has brightened hearts and homes for hundreds of years. Learn a little more about its history from its ancient roots to a self-proclaimed Christmas tree capital!
The year is 1141. Forces belonging to Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois vie for the English throne. With neither side a clear winner, they will fight for control over a prominent castle on the River Thames in “The Siege Winter”. This multi-perspective novel should please lovers of medieval history and/or historical mysteries.
The Empress Matilda was an intelligent, powerful women who sought to assume her inheritance as queen of England. She became embroiled with her cousin Stephen in a period of civil war known as the Anarchy.
These days, people consume social media more than ever before. In turn, historical and cultural institutions have brought more content online with tools like TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. How can one make their online content so that anyone can engage with it, no matter their background or disabilities? Here are some tips to make your online content more accessible!