I started my blog in July 2009, primarily to talk about art history and writing but since then it has lost any cohesive theme and is basically just about things that I, as a historian, find interesting. Typical posts involve reviews of historical fiction, articles about historical figures and, lately, a lot of talk about Jack the Ripper, gin and Dark Victoriana.
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Madame Récamier, Gérard, 1805. Photo: Melanie Clegg/Musée Carnavalet. The gorgeous brunette Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard, better known as Juliette, Madame Récamier, was born in Lyon on this day in 1777. There are so many representations of Mada...8 hours ago
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