How did we get from a little bag sewn into a belt to handbags?
It’s A History Thing
Men in British historical romance (after the Restoration) are always Whigs or Tories. What the heck does it mean? I know someone told me 37 years ago, but I guess I had other stuff to remember.
What was outerwear like in the late 18th and early 19th centuries? I look at some definitions and show some illustrations I found. I like being able to imagine what a character is wearing when I read a book.
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is about time travel. It’s a little freaky that the mom and daughter who end up in the past bring their medical and engineering skills back to the 18th century. So, why wouldn’t these brilliant inventions (ether, matches, antibiotics, handwashing) catch on?
What’s up with historical body hair? Shaved, waxed and depilated or au natural — how did women handle all the hair below the neck?
We were learning urban legends log before the term was coined. Here, I look at the idea that humans were much shorter in the past.
With Outlander’s kilted men and the prevalence of Highlander books kenning the kilt is vital! But which is which, what’s the history, and how they hell do they get put on?
Dinna Fash Lassies, we’ll set you straight!
Today I am talking about the the stuff people ate back in the day. It often seems like Outlander’s Claire is quite fond of eel. Other items seem unpleasant or just weird. Un-comfort food anyone?
Everyone in historical romance talks about going to London in “the season.” I’ve always wondered when was this “Season?” Is is a particular “season” like spring, or winter? I looked it up so you don’t have to.