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Dating in the 1800’s : Victorian Courtship

If you wanted to make yourself available in the 1800’s, you’d typically attend a dance or a ball. An older chaperone will maintain a watchful eye while potential suitors express interest in a dance or two. The women will the … Continue reading

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Until death do us part – Franz Ferdinand and Sophie von Chotkova

Once upon a time, heir to Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand attended a dance in Prague where he met the dazzling Sophie one of the ladies in waiting to the Archduchess Isabella of Pressburg. It was love at first sight. However, … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Lady Hamilton from Lord Nelson

To Lady Hamilton My Dearest Emma, All your letters, my dear letters, are so entertaining, and which point so clearly what you are after that they give me either the greatest pleasure or pain. It is the ┬ánext best thing … Continue reading

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