What My Ancestors Would’ve Worn: Anne Welles

Anne Welles is my 19th Great Grandmother on my Dad's side. She is also the Great Great Grandmother of Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England. You would know that we are related if you read my post about tracing my family tree. Although she was wealthy I am unable to find any portraits of her,…

The History Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day started off as an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was celebrated mid-February, usually 13-15th of February. The festival celebrated fertility, love, health, and sex. In the 5th Century, Lupercalia was replaced by the Christian holiday, St. Valentine's Day, by Pope Gelasius I. No one is exactly sure why the day is called…

What My Ancestors Would’ve Worn: Guy De Rouffignac

We know a reasonable amount about Guy de Rouffignac and his life. We know that he was born in France but came over to England in the late 17th Century with his parents, during the reign of the French King Louis XIV. Guy and his family were Huguenots,  French Protestants. King Louis XIV wanted to…

Style Icon: Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess Of Devonshire

Georgiana Cavendish is one of my favourite humans that has ever lived. Her life is so tragic yet she was such a well respected and charismatic woman. Born as Georgiana Spencer to John Spencer and Georgiana Poyntz. She was born on 7th June 1757 in Northamptonshire. Georgiana is most likely known as the Duchess of…