· Elsewhere on the Web ·

For even more nineteenth century history, have a look at the following guest posts by Mimi Matthews published elsewhere on the web!  Mimi’s articles are also syndicated weekly at Bust Magazine.

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“These Victorian Cat Funerals Put Your Cat Funeral to Shame.”  May 11, 2016.

“19th Century Marriage Manuals And Their Disturbing Advice For Young Wives.”  May 18, 2016.

“The Beauty Rituals Of 19th Century Empress Elisabeth Of Austria — Including Brandy Shampoo And Raw Veal Face Masks.”  May 25, 2016.

“Forget Bikinis — Here’s What Victorian Women Wore To The Beach.”  June 1, 2016.

“These Fierce 19th Century Sporting Cats Hunted Down Their Prey.”  June 8, 2016.

“Bowls Of Goldfish Were Fashionable Victorians’ Favorite Decoration.”  June 15, 2016.

“You Won’t Believe What Victorian Women Used For Lipstick.”  June 22, 2016.

“This Is What It Was Like To Get An Abortion In The 1860s.”  June 29, 2016.

“Why Are There So Many Governesses in Classic Novels?”  Jul 6, 2016.

“The Criminal Case Of The Victorian Cat Ladies.”  July 12, 2016.

“These Victorian Dogs Got Caught Up in Fashion Trends…Literally”.  July 20, 2016.

“How ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ Caused Moral Panic.”  July 27, 2016.

“How Victorians Saw Masturbation.”  August 3, 2016.

“This is What Victorian Fat Shaming Looked Like.”  August 10, 2016.

“When Kissing an Italian Greyhound was the Law.”  August 17, 2016.

“How a Corset Saved One Victorian Woman’s Life.”  August 24, 2016.

“This is What a Drag Ball Was Like in the 1880s.”  August 31, 2016.

“Before Tinder, There Were These 1800s Matrimonial Advertisements.”  September 7, 2016.

“Here’s What Victorian Women Wore to Play Tennis.” September 14, 2016.1816-walking-dress-purple-muff-print-ps

“No Reading Books Allowed, And Other Disturbing Victorian Advice On Motherhood.” September 20, 2016. 

“When Anybody Who Was ANYBODY Had A Pet Parrot.” September 28, 2016.

“This Is What Happened To Women Who Married Old Men In The 1800s.” October 4, 2016.

“Would You Leave Your Kitty at a Cat Boarding House?” October 12, 2016.

“Here’s What Elizabeth Bennett Would Have Worn in Pride and Prejudice.” October 18, 2016.

“This Victorian Sexual Assault Case is Disturbingly Like Donald Trump.” October 25, 2016.

“Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Circassian Bloom.” November 2, 2016.

“These Cats May Have Inspired Composers Claude Debussy And Maurice Ravel.” November 16, 2016.

“Feeling Adventurous This Thanksgiving? Give This 19th Century Pumpkin Pie Recipe A Shot.” November 23, 2016.

“When Fortune Telling Could Land You In Jail.” November 29, 2016.

“Why Cats Are Responsible For All Of English Literature (Really!)” December 6, 2016.

“You’re Sure To Be Tickled Pink By This Victorian Era Fashion.” December 13, 2016.

“How To Make An Authentic Victorian Christmas Pudding.” December 21, 2016.

“The Tragedy Of Victorian Seamstress Mary Walkley’s Untimely Death.” January 3, 2017.

“This 19th Century Advice for Young Husbands is a Reminder of the Bad Old Days.” January 10, 2017.

“Why Are Miniature Portraits Everywhere In Books By Jane Austen And Charlotte Brontë?” January 18, 2017.

“Bluestockings And Beauty: 19th Century Advice For Educated Women.” January 24, 2017.

“This Is What Valentine’s Day Cards Looked Like In The 19th Century.” February 1, 2017.

“On The Appeal Of Wartime Romance Novels, From Regency To WWII.” February 8, 2017.

“This 18th Century Tax Proposal Targeted 27-Year-Old ‘Spinsters’ And Their Cats.” February 14, 2017.

“Never Bring A Dog Into A Drawing Room, And More Victorian Pet Etiquette.” February 21, 2017.

“This Is What Victorian Ladies Smelled Like.” March 1, 2017.

“Here’s How Women Wore Their Hair In The 1860s.” March 9, 2017.

 

 

 

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