Georgian England

April 29, 2019

Manchester and the Jacobites – 1745

  In early November 1745 the Manchester militia was raised, with the intention of it protecting the town from the Jacobite army led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart, which was by now in England and […]
February 11, 2019

18TH CENTURY PROSTITUTES – STREET WHORES

  So far in my posts on this subject I’ve talked a little about the high-class prostitutes or courtesans, and about those who operated from private premises, either their own, or from a brothel run […]
January 14, 2019

18TH CENTURY PROSTITUTES – COURTESANS

  Although many eighteenth century women were far from being docile and submissive, the laws were made by and in the main, for men, and consequently there were not as many career options for women then […]