Monthly Archives: April 2012

Portent of Pantaloons:   The Skeleton Suit

Today, there are very few men who feel comfortable going about in public in short pants and tights. Well, maybe with the exception of ballet dancers, gymnasts, or trapeze artists. And yet, a little over two centuries ago, most men … Continue reading

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A Regency Bicentennial:   A Baron Gets the Boot — Part Three

Last week, I left Ferdinand, Baron de Géramb, once again on board ship, this one sailing from the English port of Dover, bound for Denmark. He had so annoyed the British authorities that they had used the Aliens Act of … Continue reading

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A Regency Bicentennial:   A Baron Gets the Boot — Part Two

Last week, I began the curious tale of the largely unknown, but quite fascinating, nineteenth-century Slovakian aristocrat and adventurer, Ferdinand, Baron de Géramb. When we left him last week, he had sailed aboard an English frigate out of the Spanish … Continue reading

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A Regency Bicentennial:   A Baron Gets the Boot — Part One

Two hundred years ago this month, a mustachioed and eccentric Slovakian Baron was ordered out of England under the so-called Aliens Act. Already having had a number of adventures on the Continent, in less than two years, Baron Ferdinand de … Continue reading

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