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Jane Richardson

Jane Richardson

Jane studied history at university, although always with an eye towards journalism. She was ecstatic to land her dream job writing about the latest historical news at New Historian, and is currently pursuing a part time degree in archaeology. She has been fascinated with history since she was a child, growing up close to a well preserved stone circle. Her hobbies include clay pigeon shooting (at which she has won several competitions) and crochet. Jane is fascinated by the lives of famous authors and loves to read their biographies. She occasionally likes to fantasise about the novels that could have been written if some of her favourites had access to modern medicine and had lived longer!

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