Rogues, Romps, and Revolutionaries
By Madeline Iva
I heart the messy frosted wedding cake fashions of the last quarter of the 18th century. It’s not just period in time, but a spirit of change — the dawn of Romanticism, the era of enlightenment and chaos combined.
What a great time – what glorious panache the people had. A great big mix of good, bad, saint & sinners, cosmopolitian intellectuals and nature loving stewards of the land. Humanity was just about to raise her skirts and take a big step out of the muddle puddle of misery we’d been languishing in since the dark ages.
Modern science was embryonic, Mary Shelley was having nightmares of monsters. Western culture began chugging along on steam while great…
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