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 and Tales from the 18th Century Old Bailey 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

Criminal Conversation and a Tale of Banking

It's a pleasure to welcome back Alison Botterill, with a tale of 18th century adultery...---oOo---THE TIMES 25TH July 1789LAW INTELLIGENCECourt of King’s BenchCriminal ConversationThursday was tried before Lord Kenyon, and a special Jury, a cause wherein Mr. Hutchinson was the plaintiff and a Mr. Burford, defendant. The action was brought…

Mania and Melancholy

I'm very excited to be speaking at Dr Johnson's House in London; details below!Mania and Melancholy - mental health in the eighteenth century, Dr Johnson's House, London, 19th April Join author Catherine Curzon to explore attitudes to mental health in the eighteenth century through her discussion of the philosophies that started…

Austen, Bennet and Pansies

It's an utter pleasure to welcome Linda Beutler to the salon with a tale of pansies and two ladies; one named Austen, one named Bennet...---oOo---Dear Readers,It is true confessions time. I have owed our fair hostess this particular guest post for an embarrassingly—one might say mortifyingly and impolitely—long time. When…

 
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