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George IV, the Prince Regent, was dubbed the “First Gentleman of Europe,” despite being a gambler, womanizer, and collector of scandals. Here’s 5 times George IV was anything but gentlemanly.
Florence Maybrick was convicted of murdering her husband, but did she do it because she believed he was Jack the Ripper?
Beauty trends today are nothing compared to the weird, and sometimes deadly, fashions of the Victorian era. Here’s 8 insane fashion trends, from lead-filled lotions to combustible hoop skirts.
She was a princess of the Egbado clan of the Yoruba people. She became enslaved to the King of Dahomey before being “gifted” to Queen Victoria, who made her a goddaughter. This is the story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta.
Sarah MacFarlane, a widow, began an affair with her neighbor, Augustus Dalmas, months after his wife died. What followed were rumors, lies, and rambling letters filled with love and hate…and murder.
Before 1839, women had no rights to their children if their marriage failed and led to separation or divorce, nor could a wife own property or keep independent wages. Then came Caroline Norton, poet, author, and early women’s rights advocate.
Eliza Fenning had the misfortune of being hired as a cook for the Turner family, and 7 weeks into her employment, she got entangled in a complex web of family tension and murder.
Mary Seacole was a nurse, hotelier, and traveler. She traveled across the globe learning nursing techniques, aiding soldiers and patients, and assisted during the Crimean War, even after the British government turned her away. This is the story of Mary Seacole, known to those she helped as “Mother Seacole.”
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