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Regency Slang – Section A

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. A Crush–A very successful party where there is no room to circulate. … Continue reading

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Workman’s Compensation

I first saw this story on Futility Closet’s blog here. The original source was the General Evening Post, 30th January 1790. “A fellow at Windsor, who lately ate a cat, has given another proof of the brutality of his disposition — … Continue reading

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Edward Fitzgerald, 7th Duke of Leinster

Do you guys want another story about a debauched aristocrat? Of course you do! I’ve been reading Marcus Scriven’s Splendour & Squalor: The Disgrace and Disintegration of Three Aristocratic Dynasties (2009), and have discovered the rather remarkable, decadent life of Edward … Continue reading

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Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford

I found the following story in Marcus Scriven’s Splendour & Squalor: The Disgrace and Disintegration of Three Aristocratic Dynasties (2009), p.4. Scriven’s book quite obviously discusses nineteenth- and twentieth-century aristocrats who lived life BIG, spent loads of money, had millions of mistresses, … Continue reading

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Captain Barclay

I found the following story in Matthew Beaumont’s Night Walking (2016). It’s well-known that Charles Dickens was a celebrated walker. He had boundless energy and was a frequent insomniac, so he would often clear his head by walking late at night. … Continue reading

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Courtesans: A Miscellany

I’m finishing up my blog posts on nineteenth-century courtesans and realized I have a bunch of shorter stories that aren’t long enough for their own post. So here you go: a random selection. All information and quotations from Susan Griffin’s The … Continue reading

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Klondike Kate

I’m wrapping up my posts on nineteenth-century courtesans. All quotations are from Susan Griffin’s The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of their Virtues. Klondike Kate, born Kathleen Rockwell, was a famous courtesan who struck it rich during the Klondike gold … Continue reading

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