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Book Giveaway: “The Medieval Housewife and Other Women of the Middle Ages” by Toni Mount

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:

Medieval Housewife book cover

If you are a follower of the blog, you know The Freelance History Writer loves the history of medieval women. Most of the articles here have to do with Queens and other noblewomen. If you are new to the blog, be sure to peruse and read some of the articles about these fascinating personalities of the Middle Ages. Click on the categories at the top of the page.

Due to a lack of historical material, there is not a lot of information about ordinary medieval women. A friend of The Freelance History Writer has written a short book about medieval housewives and other medieval women and we have a copy of the book to give away! This is a delightful read, full of details about regular everyday women and how they raised children, cooked, shopped, washed and cleaned. There were also women who ran their own businesses or aided their…

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My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up

Paper.li is a tool that helps you publish your own online newspaper. How cool is that? You can create and publish your very own “Daily Planet” with news items of interest to you that might be of interest to other readers also.

So far I’ve generated four different papers – covering topics like freelance writing, Pinterest, home business or work at home articles, tips, etc.


paper.li logoUsing the Paper.li publishing tool, each week (set to the date to every Sunday), a newspaper is published which summarizes my Twitter activity – not all, just some highlights.


This week’s publication for Sunday, April 26, these are the headlines:

  • 10 Businesses You Can Run from Anywhere on Earth (And Start Today)
  • Confessions of a Cookbook Collector
  • Naples: The Birthplace of the Modern Pizza
  • Citrine Earrings
  • The Best Thai in Middle Tennessee


You an also look at some of the previously published editions by clicking on the Archives. They aren’t all Sunday editions. Tried different days and then finally settled on Sunday mornings. You can subscribe to receive weekly updates via eMail, if you like.


Twitter_logo_blueBy the way, if you have a Twitter account and want me to follow your tweets, feel free to leave your handle or Twitter name in the comments.







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