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On Bluestockings and Beauty: 19th Century Advice for Educated Women

The Victorian bluestocking was considered to be “a stiff, stilted, queer literary woman of a dubious age.”...

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The Solitary Vice: Victorian Views on Masturbation

During the Victorian era, masturbation—also known as self-pollution, self-abuse, or onanism—was believed to be both a moral and a physical evil. ...

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The Peacock in Myth, Legend, and 19th Century History

Throughout history, the peacock has figured heavily in folktales and fables, as well as in countless superstitions that still exist today....

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The Victorian Baby: 19th Century Advice on Motherhood and Maternity

During the 19th century, there were many sources of information on motherhood and maternity...

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The Dogs of Alexandra of Denmark: A Tour of the Kennels at Sandringham

The menagerie of canines the Princess of Wales accumulated was a diverse collection which rivalled even that of her royal mother-in-law....

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Victorian Fat Shaming: Harsh Words on Weight from the 19th Century

“All defects are in the nature of ugliness, but certain ones are more degrading than others; and of these obesity,…

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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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