18th century interlude

While I’ve been laid up with the flu and the snow has been falling, falling, falling, I’ve entertained myself reading my husband’s blog, Kirby and his World. Those 18th century Brits were a wild and crazy bunch. Who but an eccentric English lady would stop traffic for an elaborate funeral for her beloved pet parrot?

no kidding, pet parrots were all the rage

parrots were all the rage

No kidding, you can read about it here.

Then there’s the amusing report about monkeys, also very much in vogue.

George Stubbs portrait of a monkey

George Stubbs portrait of a monkey

There is even post involving Blackbeard the pirate!

blackbeard

Those Brits really got around, but it wasn’t all romance and hijinks. When they weren’t involved in wild escapades a la Tom Jones,

Albert Finney in the 1963 film

Albert Finney in the 1963 film

they were dying in droves from assorted ailments like “Purples”, “Quinsy”, and “Headmouldshot”, which you should read about here. So get on your 18th century and take a good look at a great blog. And don’t forget to comment!

Installment #3 of the Cameron family saga coming soon!