Starting this week, I will be publishing blog articles every other Friday instead of weekly. I will be posting other content on the off weeks. I decided to make this change because last week I started plotting my second novel. Please stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon.
Castles and fortified cities are popular with writers. Access to them can become critical to the plot, especially during a war or siege. Gates and barbicans are well-known access points, but many castles and cities use posterns as a secondary point of entrance or exit. Let’s dive in! The Basics Posterns, also known as sally […]
The 1880s saw the slim fitted princess line fall from fashion and the bustle make a comeback. The decade is also marked by a profusion of trim on all pieces of clothing and accessories. There was, however, concern over the tight corsetry and a growing artistic movement that drew from historical influences. For an overview […]
The sobering of fashion during this period impacted men’s styles as well. This decade leached most of the color and swagger out of men’s attire. The flamboyant influence of the “Prince of Dandies,” Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, Count d’Orsay, was displaced by the restrained and carefully cultivated clothing of Prince Albert. An increasing amount of importance […]
Men’s fashions of the first decade of the 19th century were buffeted by the same winds of change that influenced women’s styles. The French Revolution had an outsized impact although the revolutions in Britain’s American colonies and Haiti influenced fashion as well. The Napoleonic War also had a large effect with various elements of military […]