Tag: courtesan

Historical Reads: Sally Salisbury

Heather Carroll remembers Sally Salisbury, one of the most famous courtesans of the early 18th century. To quote: As a successful prostitute the viviacious and fiery Sally lived a typical hedonistic 18th century life. This landed her into prison a few times for short stays, usually for debt and minor crimes. One time she even

Historical Reads: Kitty Fisher

Heather Carroll, author of The Duchess Of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide To The 18th Century has written a funny and informative article on the courtesan Kitty Fisher. To quote: You could say Kitty had an appetite for the finer things in life. Literally. Once she had eaten a thousand-pound banknote on her bread and butter. Yes,