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Victorian Cosmetics: Red Lip Rouge and Lip Salve for 19th Century Ladies – Mimi Matthews

In the late 18th century, the British Parliament passed a law condemning make-up.  It stated, in part, that “women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for… 22 more words

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Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, Fourth Son of Queen Victoria and a Hemophiliac

On 7 April 1853, Queen Victoria delivered her fourth son and eighth child. Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert was the first of the queen’s children to be delivered with the aid of chloroform, a controversial procedure at the time. 939 more words

British History


The Fumsup charm was popular at the end of the 19th century and up until WW1. This sort of lucky charm went with many a soldier to war. 114 more words

Historical Accuracy vs. Sci-Fi; Finding a Happy Medium

Anyone who’s read my ‘about’ page will know I’m a sci-fi/fantasy writer. I love me some unrealistic worlds and societies. But I also like writing something I like to call ‘Historical Sci-Fi.’ I’m pretty sure I just made it up, but I can think of the… 1,028 more words


Life Below Stairs: Increase in the White-Slave Traffic

Back in March, I spoke of the Fallen Female Servant, those young (often innocent) girls who were seduced or conquered by their masters. Today, I wish to speak of what the future held if the mistress of the house drove them from their positions without a character. 960 more words

British History

Chapter One: Dinner is Served

When I was a young woman, something quite strange happened.  Something quite strange indeed.  It was the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-six and my family was living, as it had for many generations, in an old house just outside of London. 4,314 more words



Louise could hear the murmurs through her bedroom door. It did not faze her. She continued to play with the dolls in her dollhouse. Her dollhouse was a three story with a spiral staircase, two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom, and a play room. 709 more words