Posts Tagged ‘18th century’

After receiving an interesting email, more on which later, I did some research and stumbled upon this account. According to the French writer and biographer Pidansat de Mairobert, the Marquise de Rosen, the young and beautiful close friend and rival of Madame Du Barry learned of the price of falling out with the powerful mistress […]

These historical themed drawings were sent in by TipTopper.

During the early days of satire many artists were fond of illustrating famous people getting spanked or whipped. The first image, the Royal Joke, which depicts the Prince of Wales spanking his mistress, Mrs Fitzherbert, is a typical example of this In England during the 18th century both society at large and the law had […]

“I like you, but you western men are all too soft.” This was said by a comely Russian blonde in the back of a taxi. Then turning round in her seat to display her ample round jean-clad bottom, she said, “this is a good Russian arse. Only a Russian man knows what to do with […]

The birch has a long history as an implement of punishment. It times past, before the so-called Age of Reason in the late 17th century, the boundaries between home and the workplace were blurred and so too were the relationships and boundaries of the family. Even into the 20th century in England, employees were sometimes […]

John Rackham (1682-1720), commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas during the early 18th century. He was active towards the end of the era known as the golden age of piracy. He is most remembered for two things; the design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with […]

The three junior midshipmen stood before Acting Lieutenant Peacock quaking in their seat boots. For one of them, this was the third time this week and the umpteenth time since the HMS Artemis had left England. When Mary Wells had taken her late cousin, Martin Wells’ place as a midshipman on board, she had not […]