Another fresh serving of our favorite links of the week – other blogs, web sites, articles, & pictures - all collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
• Elizabeth Armistead, famous 18th c courtesan, later wife of Charles Fox.
• Jacobean court masques: were the ladies really topless?
• Anti-suffrage propaganda: what really goes on in a woman's head.
• People of the past at the typewriter.
• What it cost in 1926 to be a well-dressed flapper
• India-inspired, complete with stone elephants: Sezincote Garden in Gloucestershire in pictures.
• The skinniest store in Manhattan?
• What links Percy Bysshe Shelley, Brian Jones, Robert Maxwell, and Amy Johnson?
• Meet Edith & Fanny, Thomas Jefferson's Enslaved Master Chefs.
• The End of an Era: how government budget cuts in the UK mean the demise of historically famed regiment.
• Mad about plaid: how the 18th c Duchess of Gordon launched a tartan craze.
• Wearing wool all summer long: such was the fate of fashionable 19th c ladies.
• Work: Louisa May Alcott writes about bucking the system.
• On anniversary of Burr-Hamilton duel: Definitive duels.
• John Singer Sargent & his subjects are seen together in this rare studio photo as he paints a portrait.
• Varieties of Lewdness, 1795.
• Why do we wear pants?
• Ten inventions by Thomas Edison that you've never heard of.
• Busby Berkeley's Dancers, 1930s.
• Music Hall artist Sarah Brown, who was jailed for three months for wearing this costume.
• If you were Queen Charlotte, this is what you'd see when you lay on your back in bed.
• In defense of cursive penmanship.
• Packing for a trip? What writer John Didion always took with her.
• Resurrection of Italy's deconsecrated churched - much better than tearing them down! Crave more than a once-a-week update? Follow us on Twitter at @2nerdyhistgirls for the freshest tweets every day.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.