“They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Welcome to The Victorianachronists, a place where history, culture, and silliness meet. We two suffragettes, scientists, swordswomen, and scintillating scribes will discuss the finer points of tea time, of etiquette regarding letters and correspondence, of Victorian accessories and antiquities, of fashion and beauty and snippets of poetry, bits of theatre and music, and insights, discussion, and analysis of the great literary works of the time.
We’ll also be posting some of the silliest stuff you’ve ever seen. You’ll spot us at crucial historical events, daquerrotypebombing some poor unsuspecting soul. We’ll pit gent against gent, gent against dame, dame against dame in an elimination bracket for guts and glory. We’ll spend a day married to some of the most famous literary figures of the time, for better or for worse, and we’ll show you a gallery of hotties so good looking that you’ll have to loosen your corset.
We aspire to be both informative and ridiculous in turn. As Wilde once said, “All art is at once surface and symbol” and we can happily promise you plenty of both in this blog. Please feel free to follow us on Twitter @TheVickyAs for blog updates and extra content and tidbits. Come join us lovers of things past for tea, history, and a bit of fun. Cheers!
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope and love of finished years. ~ Christina Rossetti, Echo