Glimpses of love, life and death in the Georgian era
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.
Humane or a venal, unfeeling monster?
Aged 23, hanged at Ilchester, for the poisoning murder of her much older husband John.
There was a riot at her execution in Liverpool.
A look at the various criminal methods women used to obtain goods and money under false pretences.
Guest bloggers Sarah Murden and Joanne Major on the elopement of Anne Wellesley, the wife of Sir William Abdy, and Lord Charles Bentinck in 1815.
Geri Walton contributes a guest post about educationist Madame de Genlis, gouvernour to the children of the Duke of Chartres in the 18th century.
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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.