Catherine Curzon

About me

Blogging as Madame Gilflurt, I’m passionate about the 18th century and all things Georgian. I am currently writing Life in the Georgian Court for Pen and Sword Books.

My writing is a breathless romp through the seamier side of Georgian life accompanied by rogues, harlots and janizaries, with a dash of gin to add some spice!

Mrs Siddons is playing Drury Lane and there’s a farmer on the throne of England. Bawdy doesn’t even come close…

From my website

A Digest of George III

On this day in 1820, George III died. Insane, blind and not even aware that his devoted wife had predeceased him, his death might well be seen as a merciful release.To read about George's final hours, do click here, and below, you will find links to posts here on the…

A Matter of Serendipity

On this day in 1754, the estimable Horace Walpole composed a letter to his friend, Sir Horace Mann, in which he became the first person to use the word serendipity to describe an unexpected and pleasant discovery.Walpole commented to Mann that he had come upon the word after reading a…

Salon Guests

It's time to turn the spotlight on my fantastic salon guests once more and take a look back at recent guest posts on the site. Please do take a look back at my earlier digest of guests and you can find a complete list of guest posts at this page.…

 
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