Emily Brand is a writer and historian with a special interest in the long eighteenth century, especially English social history and romantic relationships c.1660–1837. Her published books include The Georgian Bawdy-house and the tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship, and she has lectured on eighteenth-century sex, seduction and women’s lives at the V&A, the National Maritime Museum and the BBC History festival among others.
Please visit my website www.emilybrand.co.uk
Our view of romantic affairs in Georgian London tend to fall into one of two camps: the world of libertines and happy hookers brought gloriously to life by William Hogarth, or the awkward courtships and candlelit ballrooms of Jane Austen’s heroines. But what was life really like for the women who made their living as […]