In honour of Black women who shaped British history I have decided to do my own homage to those ladies who are often overlooked, maybe because of the colour of their skin and also because they aren’t really taught in schools sadly, so let’s begin. MARY SEACOLE Born Mary Jane Grant in Jamaica in 1805, the … More Black Women in Britain
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years’ War. D’Éon had androgynous physical characteristics and natural abilities as a mimic, good features for a spy. D’Éon appeared publicly as a man and pursued masculine occupations for forty nine years, although … More Chevalier d’Eon, a Eighteenth Century Transgender Woman
Coffee Milk. Boil a desert-spoonful of ground coffee, in nearly a pint of milk, a quarter of an hour; then- put into it a shaving or two of isinglass, and clear it; let it boil a few ‘minutes, and set it on the side of the lire to grow. This is a very fine breakfast; … More The Regency Café au lait
Our blog today is a grisly one as we relate the story of two barbarous murders in eighteenth-century Lincolnshire. Mr Rands, the Lincoln post-master had cause to have some words with his servant who was thrown into jail by his master owing to a considerable debt. Later set free after paying £5, the servant left […] … More Grisly murder in eighteenth-century Lincolnshire — All Things Georgian
While it was once thought that Marco Polo discovered macaroni in China and brought it back to Europe in 1274, modern scholars believe the true origin lies somewhere in Sicily, where it is mentioned in manuscripts as early as 1188. However it arrived, macaroni (and pasta in general) soon became a staple in the Western … More Regency Macaroni And Cheese.
A dish very popular through the Georgian era in Britain. I was able to locate a recipe and a image of the dish luckily. Ingredients of Plum Flummery: 2 cups plums, pitted and sliced 1 tablespoon water (optional) 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons lemon … More Plum Flummery.
Some examples of the types of styles Cravats were tied into during the Regency era for gentlemen.
A second course menu from the dining table of King George II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, from the 1730s we see some rather unusual things on Their Majesties plates.
A menu from a tavern in Bristol, England for Christmas in 1788.
The marriage contract of the French Dauphin Louis (Future King Louis XVI of France), the eldest son of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729-1765) and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony (1731-1767) and Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria one of sixteen children born to Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife Maria Theresa. Dated 1770 … More A Royal Marriage Contract.