About Catherine


Catherine Curzon is a historian of the eighteenth century. She writes for Orion as Ellie Curzon, with Eleanor Harkstead. 

Catherine’s work has been featured online by BBC NewsBBC History Extra and The Daily Express, and in publications including All About History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Jane Austen’s Regency World. Further afield, her expertise has been featured by Vanity FairThe Washington PostTown & CountryElle AustraliaDer BundLa Vanguardia and MetrĂ³poles, among others. 

She has spoken at venues including Kenwood House, Wellington College, the Royal Pavilion, the National Maritime Museum and Dr Johnson’s House. Her first play, Being Mr Wickham, premiered to sell-out audiences in 2019. Co-written with Adrian Lukis, the play was streamed live and undertook a national tour in 2021, receiving rave reviews from the likes of Broadway World, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail

Catherine holds a Master’s degree in Film and when not dodging the furies of the guillotine, can be found by following the distant strains of Dean Martin. She lives in Yorkshire atop a ludicrously steep hill with a rakish gent and a very woolly dog. 

If you'd like to discuss a press enquiry, engagement or other opportunity, contact Catherine. A list of the talks Catherine gives can be found here, or you can review her extensive press credits here

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23 comments:

  1. I have just stumbled across your fascinating Gilflurt's Guide after you followed me on Twitter. I will enjoy going back and reading your posts.



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  2. Via your splash I have discovered B .Nebot and now must do some research . Thanks !
    I rather like the cheeky dog to the right.

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  3. Have to say that you have become crucial reading for me. Excellent site! Love it.
    Kind regards
    Mark

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    1. Thank you, Mark, that's *very* nice to hear! *flutters a happy fan*

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  4. I just discovered your excellent site. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

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    1. Than you for visiting, I'm glad you enjoy the site!

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  5. What a brilliant site. Enertainment and fascinating as well as factual. Thank you so much.

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  6. Dear MG Your site is truly exciting. Kind of like the first time my mother took my into the main library in Shreveport, Louisiana. Who'da thought there were that many bnooks in the whole world. Can anyone imagine a worls without books? Msadam Gilflurt, I give yoou the honorary title of Queen, strike that, Goddess of literature"

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    1. Thank you so very much, you will have me all of a flutter.

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  7. Hello Catherine. Don't know how I've managed not to trip over your wonderful site before. As you know, I've been writing (yet another) Waterloo novel in time for next year and WISH I'd found you earlier. In all the time I was researching, I never found anything quite so atmospheric as this. Congrats!!!

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    1. Good evening to you. Thank you for your very kind words, another Waterloo novel is always welcome here in the salon, it is an absolute pleasure to read your kind words!

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  8. Hello Madame. I just thought I should pay you a visit and say thank you for the wonderful articles that you have shared with us on your Facebook Page. I have shared several of them with my own readers on the 18th Century History Website's Facebook and Google + pages. Please continue the good work.

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    1. It is my absolute pleasure, and thank you for your links and articles too!

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  9. I have stumbled across your wonderful site and I am charmed beyond words by it. It has now joined my list of must reads, feeding my obsession for all things Georgian. Thank you for the interesting and amusing insights into that most thrilling of times.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really pleased that you enjoy the site; the more people obsessed by all things Georgian, the better!

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  10. Most Esteemed Catherine
    Have received copy of your book, Kings of Georgian Britian. Thank you.
    George II is one of my heroes, Dettingen 1743.
    BTW did Jacqueline Reiter tell you that she served as a gunner in my crew
    while her father was assigned to the British embassy in Wash DC?

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    1. I'm so glad it has arrived; I do hope you enjoy dipping into the world of the four Georges. Lovely to meet a George II fan too, he seems a rather neglected king to me!

      A gunner, eh? She hasn't mentioned that!

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  11. Thank you for inviting me to subscribe to your lovely site.

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  12. Most esteemed Madam, what a wonderfully extensive list of books you have written and feature on your website. I have sent my husband a link to your site hinting on what I'd like for the next few Christmases and birthdays to come. Oh the glorious Georgians! From your devoted and humble servant, Diana

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  13. Thank you, Diana! That's really made my day!

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  14. I just discovered this site and am looking forward to delving in over the winter months ahead - what a wonderful resource of material, all so well presented! (and lots on my muse, Mr Hogarth!) Huzzah!

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