Tag Archives: History

Happy Tudor Halloween!: the Flat Hood

Bloody Mary’s Hood of Preference So let us wring our hands and shine the flashlight under our chins while your Blog Hostess spins the final chapter of the Tudor England headresses. The Flat Hood is last in the “hood evolution,” … Continue reading

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dinner is served! part ii, volume one

Eleanor of Aquitaine accompanies her husband Louis VII on the 2nd Crusade only to cheat on him with her uncle, Raymond de Poitiers, en route. Continue reading

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trivia ‘toinette! Why the Comtesse de Polignac Got an Upgrade

The real reason why Marie Antoinette’s best friend was upgraded from countess to duchess. Continue reading

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Dinner is Served [part one]

hey kids! your blog hostess and the dazzlingly brilliant history historianne, Titanic Buff, conceived of this little project awhile ago. We really think you’ll enjoy her acumen and style. You know we don’t half-ass it around here and they certainly … Continue reading

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video: the Devonshire House Ball of 1897

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Amethysts Ahoy Theme Week: Queen Mary’s Amethyst Parure

There’s something about Queens of England and amethysts that don’t mix. An excellent example being the amethyst parure that belonged to Queen Mary of Teck, the queen of jewellery herself. She won the aubergine stones at a charity auction and … Continue reading

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[the best of] Tiara Time: the Napoleonic Amethyst Parure

amethysts ahoy week revisted Technically, Amethysts Ahoy! was only supposed to be a theme week, not a theme fortnight. Yes, We admit to a few daily lapses due to…let’s call them circumstances beyond our con–hangovers. They were hangovers. Yes, We … Continue reading

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