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Victoria’s Granddaughters – Princess Maud

I’ve been reading Julia Gelardi’s Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe (2004) and am going to do a series of posts on Queen Victoria’s five granddaughters, all of whom went on to be European queens themselves. All quotations are … Continue reading

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Lonelyhearts

I first got the idea for this post when I saw Bob Nicholson’s post on Twitter here. It amused me so much that I thought I’d do my own collection of ridiculous matrimonial advertisements over the years. For those who … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Granddaughters – Princess Alicky

I’ve been reading Julia Gelardi’s Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe (2004) and am going to do a series of posts on Queen Victoria’s five granddaughters, all of whom went on to be European queens themselves. All quotations are … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Granddaughters – Princess Sophie

I’ve been reading Julia Gelardi’s Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe (2004) and am going to do a series of posts on Queen Victoria’s five granddaughters, all of whom went on to be European queens themselves. Today we will … Continue reading

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George Bowes

I found the following story in Wendy Moore’s book Wedlock (2009). This story is set a bit earlier than my normal focus (set in the early eighteenth century, instead of the long nineteenth), but it was too weird a tale not to … Continue reading

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M. P. Shiel

Alright, y’all, we need to have a long, serious talk about late-Victorian, early-Edwardian scifi/fantasy author M. P. Shiel. I had to read his 1901 post-apocalyptic crack-fic The Purple Cloud for work. I don’t think I will ever have the strength … Continue reading

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Kiss the Bride

I found the following story in Fern Riddell’s A Victorian Guide to Sex, which not only reports on the facts or common beliefs found in actual Victorian guidebooks, but also mimics the various styles of these books. Riddell writes, “A … Continue reading

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