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Victorian Handcuff Bracelets for Engagement and Marriage

Fashionable Victorian bracelets made to look—and sometimes function—like handcuffs....

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A Proposed 18th Century Tax Bill Targets 27-Year-Old Spinsters...And Their Cats!

In a 1777 letter to the editor of London Magazine, a gentleman has appended a proposed bill to levy a tax on old maids....

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The Perils of May-December Marriages in the Nineteenth Century

A Victorian era guide opines on the dangers of unequal matches....

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Alternative Courtship: Matrimonial Advertisements in the 19th Century

For some in the 19th century, placing a matrimonial advertisement in a local newspaper was considered a viable alternative to traditional courtship....

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19th Century Marriage Manuals: Advice for Young Wives

Nineteenth century marriage manuals covered a range of topics, including domestic economy, conjugal duties, and submission to one’s husband....

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19th Century Marriage Manuals: Advice for Young Husbands

Published in 1837, The Young Husband’s Book is described as a “manual of domestic duties.”...

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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