Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Bastard Title:   To Bind or Not to Bind?

Those of you, who, from the title above, are expecting an article on bondage involving some ennobled aristocrat born on the wrong side of the blanket, click away now, as you are doomed to disappointment if you continue reading. However, … Continue reading

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A Regency Bicentennial: Wellington Whoops with Delight and Turns the French Tide

This coming Sunday marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the decisive battle in the Peninsula by which was broken the iron grip that Napoleon had held on Spain. Known as the Battle of Salamanca, though it did not completely rout the … Continue reading

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When a Tiny Enamel Pansy Was a Hallmark of Excellence — Implements

Last week, I wrote about the beautiful and elegant work-boxes which were available at a few exclusive boutiques along the shopping arcade of the Palais Royal in Paris during the Regency. This week, the variety of needlework tools which could … Continue reading

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When a Tiny Enamel Pansy Was a Hallmark of Excellence — Work-Boxes

As an avid, life-long needle-worker, I became enamored of needlework tools soon after I picked up my first needle. As an historian, I have enjoyed researching the various needlework tools which our fore-mothers have employed across the centuries in their … Continue reading

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