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.
Hello everyone, have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If you’re still looking for the perfect present for a history lover, check out these adorable gifts below: Marie Antoinette ship inspired fascinator ($92.84) Delysse Bouquet Du Trianon Candle (£37.00) Personalized Anne Boleyn style necklace ($50.00) Literary & Co Jane Austen Tea (a blend of earl
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you, or your significant other, are still looking for a lovely or unsual present that says “I Love You”, check out the options below.I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll love to either give or receive: For Such A Time Designs I’m Sweet On You Spoon ($20.00) Libretto Prints
I’m not a big fan of commercials. In fact, when they come on the telly, I usually change the channel. But recently I came across a few clever and creative 18th century inspired adverts that I just had to share with you. Enjoy! What’s your favourite commercial? I love the cheese one. So fun, luxurious,
The Tudors are one of the most fascinating dynasties in the history of England, if not Europe, and their popularity seems only to increase as time goes on. So, it’s no surprise that, in recent years, a plethora of blogs about the Tudors have sprung up left, right, and center. A lot of them, sadly,
A few months ago, I shared with you some cool ads inspired by the 18th century. Well, I’ve recently found three more I think you may enjoy. I especially love the latter. It features a ball, masks, and David Bowie. Enjoy!
If, like me, you’re an avid reader, you’ve fallen in love with your fair share of literary heroes. Some of these crushes are enduring, while others disappoint us as we grow older and make us go, “woah, I can’t believe I ever was into you!”. I think I’ll probably feel like that about a couple
Carabosse Dolls, €600 The Matilda Company, $220.96 Plastickingdom, $36.98 Alice Leverett Originals, $2,250.00 AmyGaines, $6.00 UneekDollDesigns, $60.00 Darvahlous, $4.00 RhondasOriginals, $6.00 Marie Antoinette Barbie® Doll, no longer available Which of these dolls is your favourite? I love the knitted one, it’s so adorable!
What did people do for fun before the television and the internet were invented? A popular pasttime was trying and guessing riddles and conundrums. These could be quite complicated and take ages to solve, like I discovered when I came across a few conundrums in an old magazine. Fancy having a go at them too?
Admit it. You too have one (or two, or three) historical crush. Maybe you sigh over a painting of the dashing but cruel Saint- Just. Or you swoon over the military exploits of Prince Rupert of The Rhine. Or wish you were the muse who inspired John Keats’ beautiful verses. We’ve all been there, in
While browsing the 1829 edition of The Ladies’ Pocket Magazine, I came across quite a few conundrums. I thought it’d be fun to share a few with you and see how many of them you can guess. The answers are at the bottom of the post, but don’t cheat! Try to answer them for yourself