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

"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country": The Execution of Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale (Coventry, America, 6th June 1755 – New York, America, 22nd September 1776)Once again today we find ourselves in the land of my colonial gentleman's birth and, in fact in the very state from which he hails. This is not a happy occasion though, as we are here to…

A Salon Guest... David Ebsworth and The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour

Today I welcome a guest to the salon once more as David Ebsworth joins us to to tell the tale of the remarkable women of Waterloo and how two in particular inspired him to set pen to paper and write The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour.---oOo---On the bloody fields of Waterloo,…

The Star Spangled Banner Flies Over Baltimore

As regular salon visitors will know, I share my tottering abode with a colonial gentleman and on occasion, his limited influence results in a story with an American flavour. Today is one of those days as I combine my gent's county of origin with one of my passions, music, to…

 
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