|An Elegant Party In The Countryside by Pierre-Michel Lovinfosse (1771)|
To celebrate the birthday of A Covent Garden Gilflurt's Guide to Life, today I present, in descending order, the five most popular posts since the blog began. I do hope you find something to enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who visits, comments, shares and posts here for your encouragement, enthusiasm and wonderful friendship, I raise my glass to you, one and all!
5. Hannah Webster Foster, The Lady Behind The Coquette
The author of The Coquette, this remarkable woman's name didn't appear in her own novel until two decades after her death!
4. The Abdication of Charles X
In 1830, a series of poor political decisions saw mobs on the streets of Paris and a king fleeing France, his authority in tatters.
3. Mary Shelley: A Tale of More Than Monsters
The remarkable life of Mary Shelley, icon of the Romantic movement.
2. Archibald Menzies: Doctor, Scientist, Adventurer
Erstwhile naval doctor, botanist and all-round intrepid gentleman, Menzies travelled the globe, ascended mountains and made his mark on the world of natural history.
1. The Storming of the Bastille
The very name of the Bastille is legendary, an all-too solid symbol of monarchical rule dismantled brick by brick by the very citizens who had once lived beneath the long shadow of its walls.