The Chemise a la Reine, an Eighteenth-century Fashion Trend

In 1783, Marie Antoinette scandalized her subjects when she had court artist Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun paint this portrait of her.

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Kitty Fisher and Lucy Locket: Tawdry Origins

We all know that the nursery rhymes we sang as children really have some sinister beginnings, right? “Sing a Song of Sixpence” is really a song about piracy, and “Ring Around the Rosy” has to do with the Black Plague. And remember this little ditty? Lucy Locket lost her pocket Kitty Fisher found it Not […]