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October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They render the skin delicately white and soft.” Amid advertisements for textiles and housewares. James Thompson marketed cosmetics in the New-York Journal in September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2020

'Saturday' - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

‘How am I changed! alas! how am I grownA frightful spectre, to myself unknown!’‘Saturday’ (published 1747)Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)Portrait of Lady Mary WortleyMontagu by Johnathan Richardson,1725 (held at Sandon Hall,...

Guest Post: “young appearance”: Assessing Age through Appearance in Early America

Today’s guest post comes from Holly N.S. White (Ph.D., College of William & Mary) who is an assistant editor of Publications and Digital Projects at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and an assistant producer of Ben...
From: The Junto on 18 Sep 2018

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (June 23, 1768).“Young ladies and growing misses inclined to casts or rises in the hips or shoulders, he likewise prevents.” Richard Norris, a “Stay-Maker,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2018

The eruption of La Soufrière on the West Indian island of St Vincent

The young woman whose abduction is the subject of my book The Disappearance of Maria Glenn left St Vincent, and her beloved mother, as an eleven-year-old girl, just before the eruption of La Soufrière. No one understood the significance of the...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 Apr 2017

An altercation in Taunton between Tom Woodforde and Don Whiskerandos

It is well known that Master Vibart, Don Whiskerandos, has been seen coming out the house of — between three and four in the morning.” 1 After Tom Woodforde uttered those words loudly in Savage’s Reading Room in Taunton, Somerset...
From: Naomi Clifford on 6 Feb 2017

Your Family History: author interview and review of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn

I was interviewed recently for the October 2016 edition of Your Family History magazine about how I researched The Disappearance of Maria Glenn and the historical background to the events. You can read the article, which includes a review of the...
From: Naomi Clifford on 21 Dec 2016

Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone

2016 was certainly big year and I’m just talking about moi here, let alone The World. For me, the high point was the publication in May of the book I had worked on for four years. The Disappearance of Maria Glenn tells the story of the abduction...
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Dec 2016

On the Wings of Love? Elopement and Abduction in the Georgian Era, a talk at Museum of Somerset, Taunton, 14 October 2016, 2.30pm

Please join me at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton where I will be giving a talk titled On the Wings of Love? Elopement and Abduction in the Georgian Era which explores themes in my book The Disappearance of Maria Glenn. Museum of Somerset Taunton Castle...
From: Naomi Clifford on 16 Sep 2016

Anne Boleyn's Hair Colour in Portraiture

Mystery surrounds Anne Boleyn's appearance. Contemporaries were ambiguous in their descriptions of the appearance of Henry VIII's second queen: either she was a slim and very beautiful, small-breasted Venus, or a grotesque, deformed creature who had lured...
From: Conor Byrne on 2 Sep 2016

Guest author : Naomi Clifford – The Story of Rebecca Hodges

Today we return from our summer break and are delighted to welcome back to ‘All Things Georgian’ one of our previous guest authors, Naomi Clifford, author of the true life Regency mystery, The Disappearance of Maria Glenn. Naomi is presently researching...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Sep 2016

Maria Glenn on BBC Somerset

I was interviewed about The Disappearance of Maria Glenn by Ben McGrail of BBC Somerset: .@Ben_McGrail was kind enough to interview me about my book on Maria Glenn for @bbcsomerset. You can listen here: — Naomi Clifford...
From: Naomi Clifford on 24 May 2016

Appearance May Be Deceiving: Pregnancy in Tamora Pierce’s Daughter of the Lioness Duology

  In ‘realistic’ young adult (YA) literature, pregnancy is typically treated with disdain. Thus, when narrations of pregnancy do appear in YA literature, they typically portray pregnancy, and subsequent parenthood, as problematic. This...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 24 May 2016

Win a copy of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn

If you’re based in the UK or Ireland you can enter my GoodReads giveaway. I’ve got 6 copies of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn to give away! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Disappearance of Maria Glenn by Naomi Clifford Giveaway...
From: Naomi Clifford on 14 May 2016

Social climbing: Regency boarding schools

My guest post on Geri Walton’s blog. Follow her on Twitter @18thcand19thc Social Climbing Through Ladies’ Boarding #Schools by @NaomiClifford #18thc — Geri Walton (@18thCand19thC) May...
From: Naomi Clifford on 11 May 2016

Amazon reviews of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Naomi Clifford’s writing has elegance and a lightness of touch that make this riveting story a joy to read. I became completely engrossed in Maria Glenn’s life story. She and the cast of characters...
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 May 2016

George Lowman Tuckett

Today, we would like to welcome a return visitor to our blog – Naomi Clifford whose book The Disappearance of Maria Glenn: A True Life Regency Mystery has just been published by Pen and Sword, and we can’t wait to read it. We will now...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Apr 2016

The Disappearance of Maria Glenn – available now

The week’s exciting news (for me at least) is the publication of my book The Disappearance of Maria Glenn, now available from the Pen & Sword website for £15.99 plus P&P. Taunton, 1817. What seems a simple newspaper report of...
From: Naomi Clifford on 23 Apr 2016

Elizabeth Canning, Princess Caraboo, Maria Glenn: liars and monsters

Prompted by an interesting piece in History Today about the fear of criminal “monsters” and moral panic in the 18th and 19th centuries, I thought I would take a closer look at the word monster, as it was applied, albeit obliquely, to...
From: Naomi Clifford on 23 Jan 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Framing the Face: New perspectives on the history of facial hair

One-day workshop, 28 November 2015Friend’s Meeting House, Euston Road, LondonOver the past five centuries, facial hair has been central to debates about masculinity. Over time, changing views of masculinity, self-fashioning, the body, gender, sexuality...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 28 Nov 2015

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