Madame Gilflurt

About me

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

On This Day... The Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI

We have seen royal marriages before here at the salon but today marks the anniversary of a particularly iconic match of two young people. The leading players in this drama would meet famously unhappy ends, but for now let us visit them in earlier times and see how the match…

Louis Feuillée and the Monster of Buenos Aires

Louis Feuillée (Louis Éconches Feuillée; Mane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, 1660 - Marseilles, 18th April, 1732) As long-time visitors to the salon will know, I am something of a home bird. Despite my gadding about in search of entertaining yarns and momentous memories, there is nothing I would rather do than settle in…

Notable Deaths... Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor

 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (Vienna, 26th July 1678 - Vienna, 17th April 1711)Not so long ago we heard the tragic tale of the death Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy. Louis's family was decimated by a measles epidemic that left the Bourbon succession in crisis.  In fact, it was not…

 
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