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Masks of fashion: Clementina and the room of stars

I’ve wanted to find a good reason to come back to Clementina, Lady Hawarden and her brief career exploring costume, fabric and light within the confines of a few rooms in her house at Princes Gardens. 1,380 more words

19th Century

TBR Challenge: Tempting a Sinner (Sinners Club #2) by Kate Pearce

Cold Calculation

Within the circles of British intelligence, Benedict, Lord Keyes, is known for his cold brilliance and strict military demeanor. Yet this icy exterior masks a man of smoldering passion and scorching sexuality who will do anything to keep his past a secret.

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Historical Romance

August 20, 1851

Weds 20th Aug  Rachel, Lavinia and Augusta Pool spent

the day here  Mr Ames and Augustus went to Boston

Pauline Dean came to night in the stage… 283 more words

19th Century

The Anatomist's Wife

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a period romance wrapped up as an okay country-house-type murder mystery, and the background of Lady Darby is intriguing. 361 more words

19th Century

Yet Another Bottle of Baltic Alcohol...

Earlier this year, maritime archaeologists working a wreck in the Baltic Sea discovered a 200 year old stoneware bottle that they recovered to the surface. Surprisingly, the bottle, marked “Selters,” still contained its liquid contents from when the vessel sank. 266 more words

19th Century

The 19th Century Educational System (or Lack Thereof)

The 19th Century Educational System (or Lack Thereof)

“Public” schools were founded through generous donations for the male children of the towns of Eton and Harrow, and they were originally open to all. 547 more words

British History