The Mail Online reviews the excellent Georgian exhibition at the British Library until 11 March 2014 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2507348/300-year-old-fashion-magazines-shopping-catalogues-scandal-hunting-tabloids-produced-Georgians-revealed-stunning-new-exhibition.html) – included in the items on view are details about the scandal of Fanny Murray.
Miss Murray may have ended her life in an honourable fashion but had been most famous as the mistress of mistress of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uibry_mtD3k&feature=youtube_gdata) and subject of a Pope-style, pornographic, poem Essay on Woman (https://archive.org/details/essayonwomaninth00londuoft)
Also included are examples of fashionable attire from red leather dancing shoes for men, fashion plates from The Gallery of Fashion and ephemera such as “everyday throw away adverts, tickets and receipts”, Dr Moira Goff, lead curator. All these pieces are displayed to help give visitors a better understanding of Georgian society.
At £9.00 a ticket (adults) and free for the under 18’s this is an exhibition not to be missed (http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/georgiansrevealed/?ns_campaign=georgians&ns_mchannel=ppc&ns_source=google&ns_linkname=%2Bgeorgians%20%2Brevealed&ns_fee=0)
- 300-year-old fashion magazines, shopping catalogues and scandal-hunting tabloids produced by the Georgians revealed in stunning new exhibition (dailymail.co.uk)
- Museum Musings: The British Library ~ “Georgians Revealed” (janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com)
- Georgians Revealed (londonhistorians.wordpress.com)
- From wigs to Whigs: uncovering the Georgian era (theguardian.com)
- Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, The British Library – exhibition review (standard.co.uk)
- Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, British Library, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Exhibition: Georgians Revealed at the British Library (thelastphotographer.wordpress.com)
- Exhibition: Georgians Revealed (historyofloveblog.wordpress.com)
- Bonnets, muffs and white beaver hats: Britain’s first ever fashion magazine shows how women 220 years ago loved to shop (and not much has changed) (dailymail.co.uk)