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Alphabet Post: V is for Vamp

No, not vampire, but something just as sexy. A vamp is a seductive woman, one who uses her sexual attractiveness for the seduction and manipulation of others, according to the Urban Dictionary. Think of all those Bond girls like Honey Ryder, Plenty … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: U is for Underwear

Here’s a brief history of underwear to start off your week. 🙂 Underwear, garments worn underneath outer garments, has been in existence for thousands of years. The first form was the simple loincloth that covered men’s genitals, in evidence 7,000 … Continue reading

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T is for Titles

Back when we visited the letter “O,” we talked about the order of precedence and which title was higher or more important than another. Today I’m taking a closer look at the titles themselves. The major titles in England in … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: S is for Salmagundy

When I originally ran into this word I immediately thought it would make a great addition to my Alphabet Posts. Salmagundy is a 17th century English dish (also spelled salmagundi), a sort of chef’s salad actually, that was a centerpiece to … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: R is for Thomas Rowlandson

The turn of the 19th century was quite a bit wilder and an extremely bawdy period as we approach the Regency period. The 18th century had been time of great eroticism and overt sexuality.  The book Fanny Hill had been published in 1732, one of the … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: Q is for Quizzing Glass

I know this should have gone up yesterday, but going back to work this week has thrown everything off!  Anyway, here’s a fascinating fashion accessory of the 18th and 19th centuries. The quizzing glass, also familiarly called a “quizzer,” was … Continue reading

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P is for Pelerine

  The Alphabet Posts are back!  Now that I’m not all over the place, I hope to make it through the rest of the alphabet before the end of the year! Today P is for pelerine, a short woman’s cape … Continue reading

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