Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Proud Duke of Somerset

Okay, I'm going back before the Victorians again, but at least I have an aristocrat to talk about today? Right? RIGHT? *Sigh* I shouldn't have put the word "Victoria" in the blog's title, since, like, only 40% of my posts … Continue reading

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Today's post is about Madame Roland, who is neither a Victorian, nor an aristocrat. Way to go, me. Way to stick to this blog's theme. However, she was a . . . socialite? I'm not sure if that's the right … Continue reading

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Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

I'm currently reading a book on dueling, which has had basically proved to be one-stop shopping for all my anecdotal needs. So before I go on a long posting spree about duels, I'm going to spend a few days getting … Continue reading

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Robert, 2nd Baron Carrington

Found in A.N. Wilson's The Victorians, (page 381). Robert, 2nd Baron Carrington "was known in clubland as 'glass-bottom Carrington' because of his unshakeable belief that 'an honourable part of his person was made of glass, so that he was afraid … Continue reading

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G.W.M. Reynolds’s “Mysteries of the Court of London”

This is my first plot summary on this blog, though it will probably be a repeat for those of you who also read my personal blog. You know, all two of you. So, I'm reading this epically long series called … Continue reading

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Mad Jack Mytton

In yesterday's post I mentioned QI. For those of you not familiar with the show, it is a British panel show hosted by Stephen Fry. Participants tend to be British celebrities (usually comedians) who sit around and discuss obscure facts. … Continue reading

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The Fifth Duke of Portland

This is the final bizarre fact found in Lawrence James's Aristocrats (page 297-8). Today it is actually about a Victorian aristocrat. I realized that for a Victorian-themed blog, I probably should have started with entries most relevant, but I couldn't … Continue reading

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