Well, it’s nearly Christmas again, how time flies when you’re having fun and we certainly have had a busy and fun packed year both rushing around the Georgian era and finalizing our biography of the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott and her family, An Infamous Mistress, which is due out in January (links at the end of this post for pre-order) – we’re so excited and hope that you will enjoy reading it.
We hope that our blog posts so far have been entertaining as well as informative and that you will continue to support us during the next year. We would also like to thank all our wonderful ‘guest writers’ who have written some fascinating blogs for us and we hope to have many more next year, so if you would like us to host a blog post for you please do not hesitate to get in touch.
In case you weren’t aware, Grace Dalrymple Elliott’s long time friend Lady Seymour Worsley will be appearing on BBC 2 at 10pm, Christmas Eve as The Scandalous Lady W. The film is based upon Hallie Rubenhold’s book of the same name. Hallie has also just finished writing the second in a trilogy of historical fiction books, The French Lesson, which includes a fictional but factually based Grace Dalrymple Elliott in revolutionary France and which will be available in March 2016 – we can’t wait to read it as we thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, Mistress of My Fate; the Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot. We’ll be reviewing it here next year as soon as it is released.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SpA-0-hEeU]
So that we too can enjoy the festivities we will be taking a break from blogging until 5th January when we will be back with more tales from the Georgian era. To keep you busy with some light reading over the festive season we have compiled our 12 most popular blogs posts, all in one place for you. We hope you enjoy them and also that you have a very Happy Christmas and wish you all a wonderful New Year.
18th Century Masquerade Balls
What became of Charlotte Williams, illegitimate daughter of the 5th Duke of Devonshire?
Life below stairs – the duties of a Georgian housemaid
A new life in Australia for prisoner Sarah Bird (1763-1842)
Le Costume Historique: fashion through the ages
‘Tom Jones’: the history of a female soldier
Hannah Snell: the Amazons and the Press Gang, 1771
The gallant and heroic Madame du Frenoy, 1785
The miser, his daughter and her lover: Elizabeth Cardinall, 1776-1803
Opium Eating: The Lincolnshire Fens in the early nineteenth-century
Kidnap and Attempted Murder in the 18th Century: Viscount Valentia’s ancestry
Ville d’Avray, the last home of Grace Dalrymple Elliott