Tagged Victorian Culture


Victorian Money Means Coins! Research Behind Steampunk

This is one of those blog posts in which I demonstrate the nitty-gritty of research in an aggravatingly nit-picky way. This is an amended reboot from 2012 when I first started writing Prudence. Read at your own risk. To protect the guilty I’m not going to name any names, Gentle Reader, and I’d like to state […]

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All About Steampunk: Goggles, Gaiters & Glory

The World of Steampunk: Goggles, Gaiters & Glory To me there are two main kinds of steampunk. The first, which I shall be call, traditional steampunk, envisions a future as the Victorians imagined it. The writings of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne are good examples. The second, which I think of as industrial steampunk, sees […]

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Unused Finishing School Notes

And now, Gentle Reader,  for some serious bloggage… Finishing School DVD Extras! One of the last things I did, Gentle Reader, when I was handing in my final draft of Manners & Mutiny, was go over my story bible for the whole book series. I’m not going to let you peek at the bible itself. […]

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Historical Questions for Victorian Ladies 1853

If you were a respectable young lady in the Victorian Era, Gentle Reader, here are a few conversation topics you might be expected to have words on.  This is the kind of thing Lady Linette might instruct the girls of Mademoiselle Geraldine’s with, in order to adequately prepare them for societal integration.   Historical Question […]

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Vampires & Werewolves: Around the World in 8 Absurdities

Little article for you today, Gentle reader… Vampires & Werewolves: Around the World in 8 Absurdities Since I write comedy and alternate history, I spend a good deal of time investigating historical quirks. One of my favorite things to do is take vampires and werewolves and make them responsible for the most unexplainable facts and […]

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Victorian Slang for Lord Akeldama

1811 Slang for Lord Akeldama Backgammon player ~ A sodomite A bang up cove ~ A dashing fellow who spends his money freely Bachelor’s faire ~ Bread and cheese and kisses Blanket hornpipe or Buttock ball ~ The amorous congress Pink of the fashion ~ The top of the mode Prinking ~ Dressing over nicely; […]

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If Mangnall Wrote My Author Bio from Gail Carriger (1830)

Mangnall’s Questions were well known in their day, Gentle Reader and I had a blast reading them myself for research. The 1830s volume was designed for young ladies to read in order to educate themselves to converse properly in polite society. One section is all about famous people. The style in which the descriptions of […]

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