Glimpses of love, life and death in the Georgian era
Maria Cooper threw herself into the Thames after a drinking session.
1812: The earth shook, a massive column of thick black smoke rose from the summit and volumes of red-hot sparks were spat into the atmosphere.
Read about the vengeful Hanoverian Clara Elisabeth von Platen
She was accused of “a want of chastity.”
An heiress makes a disastrous mistake. A guest post by Mike Rendell.
A teenage maidservant makes a serious allegation.
Tom Woodforde sued James Vibart in 1817 for damages after a violent fight in Taunton.
Best plan is to have a horse ready and waiting.
Heart- and hearth-warming
Left out in the cold after transgressing.
One family. Two astonishing scandals.
A review of 2016 and news of my upcoming book about women executed 1797 to 1837.
Everyone just lied and lied.
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She likes to trawl old newspapers for glimpses of everyday Georgian life for this blog. She is a former journalist and lives in London.