The Modern Gentleman

This is a list of what a woman looks for today in a Gentleman. 01. Respectful – Educated – Courteous – Punctual – Always Well Groomed – Polite 02. Seats himself last when a group goes out to diner or other group occasions 03. Tips well and discreetly 04. Does not curse, interrupt, speak loudly or lose his temper 05. Does not laugh at others mistakes or embarrassments 06. Does not groom himself in public 07. Always insists on carrying or doing the heavier part of any job 08. Generous where he can be 09. Any affection is done privately, … Read more

Jousting in the Medieval Ages

While many associate jousting with the idea of chivalric knights and their adoring maidens, the sport’s true roots are much closer to the physical, dangerous exploits on display in the show Full Metal Jousting. In fact, jousting was history’s first extreme sport.   The First Jousters Jousting and other forms of weapons training can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the rise of the use of the heavy cavalry (armored warriors on horseback)–the primary battlefield weapons of the day. The feudal system then in place required rich landowners and nobles to provide knights to fight for their king … Read more

This is a list of what a woman looks for today in a Gentleman.

List compiled by Period Drama forum ladies. 01. Respectful – Educated – Courteous – Punctual – Always Well Groomed – Polite 02. Seats himself last when a group goes out to diner or other group occasions 03. Tips well and discreetly 04. Does not curse, interrupt, speak loudly or lose his temper 05. Does not laugh at others mistakes or embarrassments 06. Does not groom himself in public 07. Always insists on carrying or doing the heavier part of any job 08. Generous where he can be 09. Any affection is done privately, with the exception of an arm around … Read more

Women and the Law in Victorian England

Women and the Law in Victorian England IntroductionPropertyChildren DivorceProstitutionEducation Introduction ‘By marriage’, according to Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (Oxford, 1765-69, ‘the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during her marriage, or at least is incorporated or consolidated into that of her husband, under whose wing, protection and cover, she performs everything.’ This system of coverture underpinned the laws of Victorian England so far as they related to married women. In effect, a woman surrendered her legal existence on marriage. The … Read more