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Dream Dinner Party Guests from History

Inspired by Tudor historian, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, who was asked by The Telegraph to list six dream dinner party companions from history, I’m going to do my list, Edwardian style. 1) Lady Randolph Churchill With close ties to the highest in the land and to the legendary statesmen of the day, Jennie’s conversation would be …

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The Edwardian Garden Party

Garden parties were the easiest and most informal manner of entertaining. As part of the duty owed the county, it was expected that at least once a year, preferable in August or September, the beautiful grounds of the lord of the manor were opened for guests to roam about the park, row on the lake, …

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Hallowe’en In the Gilded Age

Despite its roots in European paganism, Halloween is a thoroughly American holiday. During the Gilded Age, Americans took Halloween quite seriously, even going so far as to celebrate it wherever they happened to be–as German society soon discovered when the expatriates residing in Berlin shook up the Kaiser’s capital with “games, Jack-o-lanterns, mince pies, and …

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