Christine Trent

About me

Christine is the author of the LADY OF ASHES historical mystery series, featuring Violet Harper, a Victorian undertaker, as well as several other historical novels. She has one perfect husband, five naughty cats, a ridiculous number of fountain pens, and shelves groaning with a countless number of dolls.

From my website

Podcast Episode 18: The First Christmas Cards

The year 1843 saw both the publication of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the issuance of the very first Christmas card. Developed by Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant who not only assisted with the creation of the Penny Post but was also instrumental in management of the…

Podcast Episode 17: The Mold Riots of 1869

The town of Mold in northeast Wales has its own fascinating history dating back to the 11th century reign of William Rufus, but became infamous for its riots in the summer of 1869. Friction between Welsh coal miners and a particularly abusive English mine manager would result in military interference…

Podcast Episode 16: The Andover Workhouse Scandal

England in the early 19th century was rife with bad harvests, disease, and poverty.  Parliament developed the concept of workhouses to assist the poor, by providing them with housing and meaningful work to do.  This plan met with varying levels of success, but was mostly disastrous.  Worst of all was…

 
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