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Rewrite History With This Lavish Coral Couch

With roots in the Victorian era, the term “fainting couch,” as you might expect, comes with rather offensive connotations. Often used to treat what was deemed “female hysteria,” fainting couches may have also acquired this name because of the women who were in fact fainting due to their precariously tight corsets. 99 more words


Late Regency/Early Victorian Era Cottages for the Working Man

The Working Man’s Cottage During the Regency

By the time George IV took the reins as the Prince Regent, England was the most powerful industrial nation in the world. 578 more words

British History

How to Punk Your Steam Part 7.1: Make 'em Laugh

(Warning- Not Safe For Work. This article contains images of vintage postcards that express racist and anti-feminist sentiments.)

I read once that time and time again when men and women are asked what trait they find most attractive in a potential mate, both sexes agree that a “good sense of humor” is they key to their hearts.   926 more words


Men’s Victorian Hats

During the Victorian era, all men were expected to wear a hat and cover their heads as a sign of respect. Even poor, working class men wore a cap or saved up for a derby. 87 more words

Victorian Era

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1) ~ by Deanna Raybourn - 4.5 Stars

 I received this e-Arc from Edelweiss and NAL/Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: September 1st, 2015

Synopsis: London 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. 620 more words


(Brothers Sinister, #2)

Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian)

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Miss Jane Fairfield can’t do anything right. When she’s in company, she always says the wrong thing—and rather too much of it. 1,075 more words

Historical Romance