Tag Archive: eccentric Victorians

The Patron Saint of Prostitutes


Sex trafficking, horrific thing that it is, has been moved front and center as an issue in recent years. Again. This ugly blot on human history has plagued us for centuries in spite… Continue reading

The Simple Saints


My previous posts about colorful Victorians have covered a wide range of eccentric entrepreneurs, con artists, and whatnot. Today’s subjects’ eccentricity—if I dare call it that—consisted in dogged devotion to religion and unwavering… Continue reading

The Desert Queen


Among the colorful personalities of the late Georgian/Early Victorian world of the 1830s Lady Hester Stanhope stands out for her brilliance, independence, and sheer brazen disregard for social mores. If ladies rode sidesaddle;… Continue reading