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Fashion History

What My Ancestors Would’ve Worn: Anne Welles

Anne Welles is my 19th Great Grandmother on my Dad’s side. She is also the Great Great Grandmother of Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England. You would know that we are related if you read my post about tracing my family tree. Although she was wealthy I am unable to find any portraits of her, …


The History Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day started off as an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was celebrated mid-February, usually 13-15th of February. The festival celebrated fertility, love, health, and sex. In the 5th Century, Lupercalia was replaced by the Christian holiday, St. Valentine’s Day, by Pope Gelasius I. No one is exactly sure why the day is called …