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

Thomas the Rhymer: King of the Fairies

In The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 82 (1818), a correspondent shares the tale of how the Fairy King was born… POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS OF CLYDESDALE [The following communication, which is from the pen of a very respectable and worthy correspondent, will, we apprehend, be interesting to such of our readers as…

Passing the Mantle

I'm delighted to welcome my regular guest, Avellina Balestri, to discuss the relationship between Braddock and Washington.---oOo---Passing the Mantle: The Complex Relationship Between General Edward Braddock and Colonel George WashingtonBy Avellina Balestri         The British General Edward Braddock and his young colonial aide George Washington are often portrayed as symbols of the antagonism…

Jane Austen, Brighton and Me!

I am so thrilled to announce that I am appearing at Brighton Pavilion this September, introducing a performance of An Evening with Jane Austen, starring Adrian Lukis and Caroline Langrishe. I'll be chatting about George IV, Jane Austen and Georgian Brighton, before signing copies of Life in the Georgian Court!…

 
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