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Victorian Fashion Terms; A ~ M

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British Infantry Swords & the Royal Navy Boarding Cutlass of the the early to mid 1800s

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A Note For Students; in regards to book reports and projects

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If you’ve selected Kate Tattersall Adventures in China for a book report I’m flattered, thank you very much. I hope this article will help, and you find the mid 1800s a very interesting era to study. The adventure is over 41,000 words, so it should be long enough to meet …

Military Rifles in the mid 1800s

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During the early 19th century, muzzle-loading flintlock muskets were the weapon of choice for the infantry. These firearms were crafted long, so even when three ranks deep there was no danger of shooting a cohort in the back, and could be fixed with bayonets for close combat, again taking the …

Early Victorian Nightclothes; casual cosy attire for ladies

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Mourning Dress During the Early Victorian Era

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Early Victorian Era Make-up; cosmetics & embellishments

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Parasols During the Early Victorian Era

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Pistol Duelling during the Early Victorian Era

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Sabre Duelling during the Early Victorian Era

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A matter of honour, settled with sabres, was still somewhat common during the Early Victorian era (1837 to 1861*). In the German States it had evolved into duelling clubs, mostly based at universities, where young men gleefully slashed at each other regularly over any slight, wanting to receive wounds as …

Duels and Duellists, an Early Victorian View; Introduction

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When examining duelling during the 19th century, a clear division must be made between sabres and pistols. When it came to swordplay, combatants could agree to first blood, or to the death. Pistols, on the other hand, immediately indicated a desire to kill your opponent, as any wound was more …

“Coming Out” During the Early Victorian Era; about debutantes

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Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 3, wear whatever you like

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Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 2, for sun & riding

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Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 1, concerning bonnets

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Boots for an Adventuress; what did Kate Tattersall wear?

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When we started looking at drawing images of Kate we referenced fashion plates from the era. However, the women’s feet were generally hidden by the long skirts of the times. Research shows there existed many styles of footwear: plain buttoned ankle brogues, to high-heeled knee-high laced decorated boots, and everything inbetween. …

Steam Power in the mid 1800s

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The first “horseless carriage” to be demonstrated in London was constructed by Richard Trevithick in 1803. It was designed as a passenger vehicle and averaged between 4 to 9 mph (6.5 to 14.5km), similar to a trotting horse. While the propulsion system seemed to be fine, and perhaps could have …

Early Victorian Undergarments; Part 3, pantalettes, pantalets, drawers, & bloomers

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Early Victorian Undergarments; Part 2, chemises, camisoles, and a little on stays & corsets

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Early Victorian Undergarments; an introduction, and about silk

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When Queen Victoria was crowned in 1837 the Romantic Era was still affecting fashion. Styles between 1837 and 1856 are sometimes known as Early Victorian, ending with the Crimean War and the invention of synthetic dyes, and it is a subject I never gave much consideration. It was only confusion …

Early Victorian Eyeglasses; what did Kate Tattersall wear?

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Early Victorian Handguns; Part 3, Kate Tattersall’s pistols

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What was special about the weapons Kate carried on her missions? They were the creations of her brother, Jack Beaufort, a brilliant inventor who drew from the skills of others and combined them for startling results. The descriptions and technical drawings are similar to any number of pepperbox revolvers which …

Early Victorian Handguns; Part 2, problems with design

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There were some surprisingly good handgun designs by the early 1850s. While many of the finest were produced in London, an outstanding model was designed and manufactured by Samuel E. Robbins and Richard S. Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont, from about 1851 to 1854. A total of about 7,000 of these …