Laura Purcell

About me

Author of historical fiction about the Hanoverian monarchs. Debut novel Queen of Bedlam published by Myrmidon on 10 June 2014.

From my website

Deaf, peevish old beast

There are many reasons why Henrietta Howard, the heroine of my new book Mistress of the Court, is a fascinating woman to write about. In previous posts I’ve covered her determination, early feminism and struggle against domestic abuse. However, the aspect of her life that contemporaries at court chose to…

A Grim Almanac

I’ve just finished reading another piece of Georgian non-fiction – and a rather ghoulish one at that! While A Grim Almanac of Georgian London is not for the faint-hearted, it is fascinating and I wanted to share it with you. Since the Old Bailey records went online, we have a…

Queen Caroline’s Bath

I’ve been guest posting again! The lovely ladies at All Things Georgian have invited me to talk about Queen Caroline of Ansbach’s bathing habits on their blog. You can read the post here.

 
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