Kate Webster: The Female Sweeney Todd

Kate Webster’s (1849-1879) mark on history is as the “female Sweeney Todd” for murdering her employer, Julia Thomas, but before dismembering and boiling the bones off a corpse, Kate led a life filled with larceny, pick-pocketing, and petty crime.

6 Times Beau Brummell Was the Ultimate Diva

Beau Brummell took Regency England by storm with his devious good looks, witticism, and fashion sense. He was an ideal dandy, meaning a man who placed importance in his appearance, pursued his passions to the utmost, and adhered to romantic ideals.  Beau took these beliefs to heart, taking great pains with his wardrobe. He disdained... Continue Reading →

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