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“These Victorian Cat Funerals Put Your Cat Funeral to Shame.”  May 11, 2016.

“19th Century Marriage Manuals And Their Disturbing Advice For Young Wives.”  May 18, 2016.

“The Beauty Rituals Of 19th Century Empress Elisabeth Of Austria — Including Brandy Shampoo And Raw Veal Face Masks.”  May 25, 2016.

“Forget Bikinis — Here’s What Victorian Women Wore To The Beach.”  June 1, 2016.

“These Fierce 19th Century Sporting Cats Hunted Down Their Prey.”  June 8, 2016.

“Bowls Of Goldfish Were Fashionable Victorians’ Favorite Decoration.”  June 15, 2016.

“You Won’t Believe What Victorian Women Used For Lipstick.”  June 22, 2016.

“This Is What It Was Like To Get An Abortion In The 1860s.”  June 29, 2016.

“Why Are There So Many Governesses in Classic Novels?”  Jul 6, 2016.

“The Criminal Case Of The Victorian Cat Ladies.”  July 12, 2016.

“These Victorian Dogs Got Caught Up in Fashion Trends…Literally”.  July 20, 2016.

“How ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ Caused Moral Panic.”  July 27, 2016.

“How Victorians Saw Masturbation.”  August 3, 2016.

“This is What Victorian Fat Shaming Looked Like.”  August 10, 2016.

“When Kissing an Italian Greyhound was the Law.”  August 17, 2016.

“How a Corset Saved One Victorian Woman’s Life.”  August 24, 2016.

“This is What a Drag Ball Was Like in the 1880s.”  August 31, 2016.

“Before Tinder, There Were These 1800s Matrimonial Advertisements.”  September 7, 2016.

“Here’s What Victorian Women Wore to Play Tennis.” September 14, 2016.

“No Reading Books Allowed, And Other Disturbing Victorian Advice On Motherhood.” September 20, 2016. 

“When Anybody Who Was ANYBODY Had A Pet Parrot.” September 28, 2016.

“This Is What Happened To Women Who Married Old Men In The 1800s.” October 4, 2016.

“Would You Leave Your Kitty at a Cat Boarding House?” October 12, 2016.

“Here’s What Elizabeth Bennett Would Have Worn in Pride and Prejudice.” October 18, 2016.

“This Victorian Sexual Assault Case is Disturbingly Like Donald Trump.” October 25, 2016.

“Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Circassian Bloom.” November 2, 2016.

“These Cats May Have Inspired Composers Claude Debussy And Maurice Ravel.” November 16, 2016.

“Feeling Adventurous This Thanksgiving? Give This 19th Century Pumpkin Pie Recipe A Shot.” November 23, 2016.

“When Fortune Telling Could Land You In Jail.” November 29, 2016.

“Why Cats Are Responsible For All Of English Literature (Really!)” December 6, 2016.

“You’re Sure To Be Tickled Pink By This Victorian Era Fashion.” December 13, 2016.

“How To Make An Authentic Victorian Christmas Pudding.” December 21, 2016.

“The Tragedy Of Victorian Seamstress Mary Walkley’s Untimely Death.” January 3, 2017.

“This 19th Century Advice for Young Husbands is a Reminder of the Bad Old Days.” January 10, 2017.

“Why Are Miniature Portraits Everywhere In Books By Jane Austen And Charlotte Brontë?” January 18, 2017.

“Bluestockings And Beauty: 19th Century Advice For Educated Women.” January 24, 2017.

“This Is What Valentine’s Day Cards Looked Like In The 19th Century.” February 1, 2017.

“On The Appeal Of Wartime Romance Novels, From Regency To WWII.” February 8, 2017.

“This 18th Century Tax Proposal Targeted 27-Year-Old ‘Spinsters’ And Their Cats.” February 14, 2017.

“Never Bring A Dog Into A Drawing Room, And More Victorian Pet Etiquette.” February 21, 2017.

“This Is What Victorian Ladies Smelled Like.” March 1, 2017.

“Here’s How Women Wore Their Hair In The 1860s.” March 9, 2017.

“Before Cars, There Were High Speed Bicycle Chases,” March, 15, 2017.

“We Want To Travel Back In Time To See This Victorian Cat Ballet,” March 22, 2017.

“Here’s How Victorian ‘Science’ Explained Cat Ladies,” March 29, 2017.

“How Victorian Doctors Treated Depression,” April 5, 2017.

“The Fascinating History Of The Easter Bunny,” April, 12, 2017.

“These Butterfly Hair Ornaments Were The Flower Crowns Of The Victorian Era,” April 19, 2017.

“12 Letter-Writing Rules For Victorian Ladies,” April 26, 2017.

“Before Millennial Pink, There Was Victorian Yellow,” May 6, 2017.

“When Dancing The Quadrille, Don’t Be A Boor, And 19 More Etiquette Rules For Single Victorian Men,” May 17, 2017.

“The Story Of Charles Dickens’ Beloved Flea-Ridden Dog,” May 24, 2017.

“Promiscuous Bathing” Shocked England In The 1850s,” May 31, 2017.

“Forget Crop Tops – Here Are Victorians’ Summer Fashion Must-Haves,” June 7, 2017.

“When Victorians Kept Monkeys As Pets,” June 14, 2017.

“In The 1890s, Fashionable Dogs Wore Canine Haute Couture Created By A Parisian Designer,” June 21, 2017.

“Victorians Loved Violet Perfume So Much That One Woman Even Went To Jail For It,” June 28, 2017.

“Behind The 19th Century Obsession With Auburn Hair,” July 5, 2017.

“Was Lady Godiva Real?,” July 12, 2017.

“This 19th Century Luxury Dog Club Was Like Soho House For Pups,” July 19, 2017.

“These Good Dogs And Cats Rescued Their Humans From Domestic Abusers,” July 25, 2017.

“12 Victorian Rules For Co-Ed Golfing,” August 2, 2017.

“Victorian Ladies Lived In Shades Of Blue,” August 9, 2017.

“These Victorian Dog Funerals Were A Beautifully Elaborate Way To Say Goodbye,” August 15, 2017.

“This 1860 Railway Disaster Made Some People Afraid Of Train Travel,” August 23, 2017.

“In The 1860s, Wealthy Women Wore Truly ENORMOUS Skirts,” August 30, 2017.

“Here’s What Fashionable Men Dressed Like In The 1800s,” September 6, 2017.

“How To Avoid SCANDAL When Shaking A Victorian Man’s Hand,” September 13, 2017.

“How Victorian Women Styled Their Hair For Work And Everyday Life,” September 9, 2017.

“Fashionable Victorians Wore Pumpkin Orange For Fall,” September 26, 2017.

“The Fascinating History Of Peacocks, From The Devil’s Assistant To ‘The Most Beautiful Bird In The World,'” October 4, 2017.

“Victorians Took Cuffing Season Seriously With Golden Handcuff Bracelets,” October 11, 2017.

“‘The Spinster’s Numeration Table’ Offensively ‘Defined’ The Traits Of Single Women From 17 To 55,” October 18, 2017.

“Victorians Partied Hard On Halloween,” October 24, 2017.

“Here’s What Victorian Women Used For Hairspray,” November 1, 2017.

“This Famous Victorian Dog Was A Card-Playing Pro,” November 7, 2017.

“Alexandra Of Denmark Had SO MANY DOGS,” November 15, 2017.SaveSave







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“Keats, Endymion, and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.”  April 21, 2015.

“Austen, Heyer, & the Prince of Orange: Pugs in Literature and History.”  June 9, 2015.

“The History of the Lorgnette.”  January 26, 2016.

English Historical Fiction Authors

“Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management: A Victorian Publishing Phenomenon,” November 14, 2015.

“The 19th Century Confidence Man,” March 21, 2016.

“The Vulnerable Victorian Governess,” August 7, 2017.

“The Dangers of the Victorian Pleasure Garden,” September 18, 2017.



“Mermaid Folktales in 19th Century History,” April 13, 2017.

“Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance,” September 21, 2017.

“Companion Dogs as Seers, Healers, and Fairy Steeds,” November 23, 2017. 

Journal of Victorian Culture

“Dog Funerals in the Late Victorian Era.”  March 12, 2017.

The Quizzing Glass

“Regency Turns 80 – These Old Shades.”  March 10, 2015.

The Regency Reader

“Venetia and the Byronic Hero.”  April 2015.

Unique Histories from the 18th & 19th Centuries

“Mad as a Hatter, an Adder, or an Oyster.”  November 9, 2015.

The Victorian Web

“Penny Dreadfuls, Juvenile Crime, and Late-Victorian Moral Panic.” January 12, 2016. 

“Nineteenth Century Fortune-Telling: From the Drawing Room to the Court Room.” February 17, 2017.

Whores of Yore

“The Solitary Vice: Victorian Views on Masturbation.” January 15, 2017.

“Victorian Fat Shaming: Harsh Words on Weight from the 19th Century.” February 9, 2017.

“The Notorious 1880 Police Raid of the Cross-Dressing Ball at Temperance Hall,” April 5, 2018.

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