Catherine Curzon

About me

Blogging as Madame Gilflurt, I’m passionate about the 18th century and all things Georgian. 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 Salon Guest... Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Napoleon’s Treasonous Sister

Today it is my pleasure to welcome the estimable Shannon Selin with the twisting tale of Napoleon’s treasonous sister.---oOo--- Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Napoleon’s Treasonous SisterCaroline Bonaparte Murat before the Bay of Naples by François GérardOne tries to find redeeming features in Napoleon’s sister Caroline Bonaparte Murat, but they are hard to spot.…

The Death of George I

George I (George Louis, Osnabrück, Germany, 7th June 1660 - Osnabrück, Germany, 11th June 1727)George I by Godfrey Kneller, 1714We're not feeling too cheery in the salon today because I have been reflecting on the death of the man whose reign began the glorious Georgian era. Far from a romantic…

The Murder of Joseph Foullon de Doué

Joseph-François Foullon de Doué (Saumur, France, 25th June 1715 – Paris, France, 22nd July 1789) Today marks the anniversary of a gruesome episode in French political history, though it is one of many that occurred during the heady, deadly Revolutionary days. It is the tale of a murdered politician and official,…

 
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