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Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo” (2018)

Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo As a fan of English radical history (did I mention I once wrote a book about Wat Tyler?), I was really looking forward to Mike Leigh’s Peterloo (2018). For the first time I’d see a visual representation of the infamous...

Don’t shake your noddle! How to keep her interested, 1680

So, you have finally found yourself a girlfriend. Congratulations! After the faintly traumatic experience of courtship – the dodgy chat up lines, the dangers of womanly wiles, the endless sighing – you might be forgiven for thinking that you...
From: The History of Love on 22 Oct 2014

The miseries of love: a catalogue of Regency-era dilemmas

One endlessly funny book of the early nineteenth century is The Miseries of Human Life by James Beresford. It was published in 1806, offering a compilation of the ‘petty outrages, minor humiliations, and tiny discomforts that make up everyday human...
From: The History of Love on 7 Sep 2014

Paintings of Flowers instead of Real Flowers in the 17C

Abraham de Lust (Flemish artist, active mid 17th century) Flower Still LifeNow an abundant everyday item, cut flowers were prized luxuries in 17C Europe, England, and her colonies. Only the most affluent could afford to have them in their homes and gardens....
From: 17th-century American Women on 26 Aug 2014

Young Nantucket woman paints the Four Seasons 1797

 Phebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) Spring Phebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) SummerPhebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) FallPhebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) WinterPhebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) Un receuil :containing painting, penmanship, algebra...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 Jun 2014

Birth Control & Condoms in 18C-19C America

Birth control has existed at least since the Egyptian era, when people created their own barrier methods or suppository mixtures made of natural elements like honey or seaweed.  It is known that around 1000 BC the ancient Egyptians also used a linen...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 May 2014

Men & women adopt the Greenhouse in Early America

The possibility of growing tender plants in greenhouses had fascinated early Americans at least since the 1st half of the 18C in colonial America. But the price of glass in colonial & early America remained high until nearly the middle of the 19C,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2014

How to carouse like a proper Regency gent

Courtesy of the Chester Courant, below is a foolproof guide to the Regency rake’s perfect night out… Ladies, if you’re looking for Mr Darcy, you’re in the wrong place. Gentlemen, if you fancy recreating such a ‘glorious...
From: The History of Love on 9 Apr 2014

Pet Deer & Deer Parks in 18C America

1712 Justus Englehardt Kuhn (fl in Maryland 1708-1717). Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702 - 1782). In colonial British America, the sons of gentry were painted with deer pets, while their elders often built reserves to protect & nurture deer....
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Mar 2014

If Georgian England’s single ladies were in charge… (1800)

Knowing how consumed most single ladies were with the mission of securing a husband, just imagine what harassment England’s bachelors might have been subjected to if the women were given charge of romantic proceedings. The Leap Year tradition of...
From: The History of Love on 1 Dec 2013

Alexander Hamilton's Adultery and Apology

From the Smithsonian Magazine July 25, 2013Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757-1804) by John Trumbull  1806In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton received a visitor.Maria Reynolds, a 23-year-old blonde, came to Hamilton’s Philadelphia residence...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Oct 2013

Rare African American portraits connected to Philadlphia's 1st Mayor

Franklin Street (Philadelphia artist) Charles Montier (1818–1905) 1841Franklin Street (Philadelphia artist) Elizabeth Brown Montier (1820–c. 1858) The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses an extremely rare pair of portraits of African American sitters...
From: 18th-century American Women on 20 Sep 2013

The danger that is the wife who says nothing’s wrong, 1800

Ah, the age-old “What’s wrong?” – “Nothing. *sigh* *huff*” dilemma. I’m fairly confident that few things are as likely to fill a man with a sense of his own impending doom. If anybody out there *hasn’t* had...
From: The History of Love on 10 Sep 2013

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