Tag Archives: inheritance

Winnaretta Singer

To continue my recent series of ‘Badass Women’ posts, today I’d like to talk about Winnaretta Singer: heiress, arts patron, two-time princess, open and unapologetic Victorian lesbian. Oh, and I forgot to add to her bio: fabulous cape-wearer. I’ll just … Continue reading

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Chevalier d’Eon

I first heard about this historical figure on Futility Closet’s blog here. The Chevalier d’Eon (1728-1810), is a great trans historical figure and sounds like an all-around badass. The Chevalier identified as a woman for the last 33 years of … Continue reading

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O is for Opium

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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N is for Nicotine

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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M is for Monkshood

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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A is for Arsenic

For Christmas I got this really fun book called A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup (2015). The book walks us through all of the 14 different poisons that Christie used to kill various victims in … Continue reading

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William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley

A while back I wrote a couple of posts about dissipated nineteenth-century aristocrats who squandered family fortunes. These posts were inspired by a thread on the Victoria scholastic forum/listserv at Indiana. A few of the participants suggested the previous aristocrats … Continue reading

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