Bon Ton.

A dandy (left), opera-hat in hand, bends towards a lady to inspect her necklace through his glass. He has the short waist, high collar, and conspicuous watch-ribbon of the dandies, with long tight pantaloons to the ankle. She wears a short white ball-dress, and holds up a closed fan, a shawl over her left arm. … More Bon Ton.

The Scintillating And Scandalous Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s

The Small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha previously known as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was the maternal family of Queen Victoria and the paternal family of her husband and cousin Prince Albert but who were they and what did they do? Well to say they weren’t boring would be an understatement and here is why. Victoria and Albert are … More The Scintillating And Scandalous Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s

A Regency Navy Man.

Captain Gilbert Heathcote (1779-1831) was an officer in the British navy the younger son of a bayonet he was born into an upper class family he married Ann Lyell in Southampton in 1809 and at the same time had this portrait painted by the English painter William Owen who had also painted William Pitt the … More A Regency Navy Man.