elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Author Evangeline Holland shares an interesting article explaining how an English gamekeeper lived during the Edwardian era. To quote: The position of a gamekeeper in England is a curious one. Admittedly he is among the most skilled and highly trained workers of the The country-side. His intimate knowledge of wild life commands respect. Often he
Over at Edwardian Promenade, author Evangeline Holland discusses the different rules of etiquette in England and America during the Edwardian period. To quote: Tea In England, there were two types of tea: “great teas” and “little teas”, with the “high” or “meat” teas coming under the former, and afternoon tea falling under the latter. High
Evangeline, author of the Edwardian Promenade website, has written an interesting article on weddings in the Edwardian era. To quote: The most important parts of the wedding were the bride’s gown and trousseau. The traditional attire for a bride was a gown of soft, rich cream-white satin, trimmed simply or elaborately with lace, a wreath