Chevalier d’Eon, a Eighteenth Century Transgender Woman

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

Grisly murder in eighteenth-century Lincolnshire — All Things Georgian

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

Plum Flummery.

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.

Fit For A King.

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.