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Malinda Russell

I’ve been way behind on my Vogues lately, but the US June 2018 Vogue had some killer Victorianist stuff in it, so the next few posts are going to be from that issue. God, I’m so fancy. Anyway, it was in their … Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Benison

I’ve just read Eric Berkowitz’s fabulous Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire (2012), and found this rather magnificent passage in his section on masturbation in the eighteenth century. All quotations are from his text, but I’ve supplemented it with … Continue reading

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HMS Birkenhead

I heard this rather grim story about the 1852 sinking of the HMS Birkenhead off the coast of South Africa. It was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the British royal navy. It was originally going to be … Continue reading

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Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope

Sorry for the long delay in posting–I was abroad for a while, but I’m back with a whole slew of new stories. I found the following in Barbara Holland’s They Went Whistling (2001). Holland writes, “Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope was born … Continue reading

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Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

It’s time for another installment of Victorian Snark Theatre 3000! And this time we’ll be discussing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). As you guys know, I watch a lot of shitty long nineteenth century-inspired films with my good friends … Continue reading

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Dorothy Levitt, “The Goddess in the Car”

Continuing my “Badass Women” series today with Dorothy Levitt, or “The Goddess in the Car“. I first heard of Levitt from Futility Closet’s blog here. Dorothy Levitt (1882-1922) was born into a prosperous British family in the Victorian era. It … Continue reading

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Sutematsu Oyama

I’m continuing my series of Badass Women posts with the discover of this FAB website called Rejected Princesses, which tells many, many stories about kick-ass women in legend and history kind of through the narrative style of Disney. I love … Continue reading

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