Entries by Catherine Curzon

Secrets and scandal: 5 super spies of the Georgian era

The long 18th century was a time of revolution, intrigue and court gossip, with espionage quite the done thing no matter where you were in the world. From dashing adventurers to men who might be women, dutiful wives, court beauties and famous last words, join me for a countdown of Five Georgian Super Spies. Friedrich von […]

Off with their heads! 5 French Revolution executions that changed history

“Louis must die so that the nation may live.” Maximilien Robespierre When revolution swept through France in the final decade of the eighteenth century, the landscape of the nation changed forever. The guillotine loomed large over Paris, its blade thundering down on necks both aristocratic and peasant with equal violence and by the time the […]