Yesterday, historian Amy Licence shared the following on her Facebook page:
“So, the papers have published their lists of “History Book of the Year” and the Telegraph has 19 out of 21, the Independent has 8 out of 10 and the Times 8 out of 9 written by men.”
When I consider the Tudor history world of historians and authors and the books on my bookcase here, those proportions seem completely out of whack. Amy’s response to this news was to start the hashtag #Historybooksbywomen on Twitter to celebrate the work of female historians and writers, and I think it’s an excellent idea. If you are on Twitter or Instagram, then please do use the hashtag to share your favourite female historian, book recommendations, etc. and leave a comment below this post as well.