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

The Salon Digest

The salon is closed tomorrow as I have houseguests here on Gin Lane, without further ado, let's take a look at the week just gone and I shall see you on 26th May 2015!A Queen Charlotte DigestIn honour of Charlotte's birthday, a collection of posts about her life and family!The…

A Gallery of Robert des Ruines

Hubert Robert (Paris, France, 22nd May 1733 – Paris, France, 15th April 1808)Hubert Robert by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1788Hubert Robert was born on this day and, for many decades, enjoyed a celebrated career as an architectural painter throughout Europe.The Arc de Triomphe and the Theatre of Orange, 1787Robert…

Eliza Hancock de Feuillide Austen

Today it is my delight to welcome Elisabeth Lenckos with a tale of a most fascinating lady who inspired the great Jane Austen, Eliza de Feuillide.---oOo---Eliza Hancock de Feuillide Austen, Eliza de Feuillide Calcutta, 22nd December 1761 - London, 25th April 1813Eliza1813 was Jane Austen’s year of wonders. Pride and Prejudice was published, Mansfield…

 
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