Category Archives: Historic Amusements and Society

Super Creepy British Superstitions that I Found in a Book Published in 1787

Dear Gentle Reader, I have a Victorian romance How To Impress A Marquess coming out on November 1st.  To this end, I’m making an effort to promote my work.  I’ve made an agreement with myself to write more posts about … Continue reading

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Partying in Bath in April 1807

The following was excerpted from the book, The Follies and Fashions of Our Grandfathers, published in 1886. The book reprinted articles from the year 1807. There are two Assembly-rooms, one at the bottom of the Orange Grove, called the Old … Continue reading

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1819 Play Bills From The Theatre Royal

I’ve missed my blog so much. All I’ve been doing lately is writing, writing, writing. Finally, I’ve found a small break to put up these play bills from The Theatre Royal, English Opera House from 1819. Enjoy!       … Continue reading

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Need Mourning clothes? Portraits on stereoscopic slides? Spectacles? A self adjusting shirt? – Victorian Advertisements from 1859

I was searching Google Books for an image to put on my Facebook page when I stumbled across these wonderful Victorian advertisements in the back of Peter Parley’s Annual: A Christmas and New Year’s Present for Young People, published in … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from 1832

The following are excerpts from The Book of Days for 1832. There is perhaps no night in the year which the popular imagination has stamped with a more peculiar character than the evening of the 31st of October, known as … Continue reading

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