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Meet the Spy Turned Writer: Aphra Behn

By on Oct 1, 2017 in Glimpse at History | 0 comments

Aphra Behn has left behind a huge legacy. She was not only one of the first professional female writers in the English Literature but also one of the first who dared to venture out of the private sphere into public sphere and eke out a living and name for herself. However, equally amazing is the story of her survival first as a spy and then as an a writer in a highly turbulent socio-political atmosphere.

Belle Who Swept the Emperor off His Feet: Joséphine de Beauharnais

By on Sep 30, 2017 in Glimpse at History | 0 comments

Joséphine de Beauharnais was the biggest influence in Napoleon Bonaparte’s life. Although the relationship was always on the edge of a break-up because of Josephine’s excesses and adventurous nature, their love affair is among the most popular stories of royal romance.