Lady Cas has a Tiger

"The ladies & dandies have taken to ride in the Mall in St James’s Park in such numbers as to be quite a nuisance."

joachimmurat said: Welcome back, gracious lady!

Many many thanks! I’ve missed the history jokes and Napoleonic paintings floating through this sea of blue :) 

iloveemmathompson:

Elinor Dashwood & Edward Ferrars

iloveemmathompson:

Elinor Dashwood & Edward Ferrars

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billy-pilgrims:

[writes paper] this doesnt make any sense [prints it] [doesn’t proofread] [hands it in for a grade]

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Dreadful dissertation has been submitted and Lady Cas is back on the scene!! I’ve missed this joint more than I can say. 
Here’s me at the Wellington country seat at Stratfield Saye a few weeks before descending into the worst of the writing. 
Right, let’s see how many pages there are in three months of tumblr dash backlog… 

BEHOLD! 

George Canning’s rascality in all its Mean Girls glory… if Mean Girls involved a middle-aged British politician scheming to get a seat at the popular table (i.e. a Cabinet post among the Opposition). 

Amongst his endless notes (always scribbling like a mistress, Pitt said), is this gem, an early-1807 chart to decide which colleague to bring with him into Opposition —- because of course none of them would have any qualms about ditching their loser friends if it meant coming with him

What. A. Prick. 

(found in Peter Dixon, Canning: Politician and Statesman, 1976)

eros-turannos:

do you ever read too many napoleonic/regency era books in a row and feel like you’re caught in a georgette heyer typhoon

corinthians and rakes and young blades. faro and ratafia. old boney and old hookey. muslin dresses (potentially dampened). driving in hyde park and partying at vauxhall. a WALTZ??? how SCANDALOUS. gaming hells. ADCs being swag and cynical. collar points!!! and extravagantly-tied cravats!!!!! the duchess of richmond’s ball. WATERLOOOOO [strikes breast]. PRINCESS CHARLOTTTTE [strikes breast]. debasing yourself to lady jersey for vouchers to almack’s. white’s and brooks’s. HIGHWAYMEN. crossed letters and hiding a coin under the seal when you can’t cross your lines anymore and you feel bad. SHOE ROSES. debating the elgin marbles. defending mary wollstonecraft vociferously. somewhere in the background caro lamb is being ridiculous and outré and byron is lounging against a wall being snide about some widow he fucked in venice. 

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Signing off for three months, my lovelies. This dissertation on Castlereagh’s first war ministry won’t write itself (more’s the pity). In my attempt to nobly work myself to death in the service of this country and thus prove worthy of a Tier 2 visa, I have committed to a part-time job and two volunteer positions. This unfortunately leaves little time for dissertation writing and Napoleonic nonsense sprinkled with amateur jabs at high-brow art history. I renounced tumblr once before, but only for a month, and then spent a month catching up on 800+ pages of all your fun… so try not to have too much of it without me! 
I leave you with this Regency selfie of me in the ladies bathroom of the East India Club (a.k.a. Castlereagh’s house!). 
xoxo
Lady Cas

littlemammal:

at work last week i was ringing up this guys order and when he signed i was trying to read his signature and i was like “is your last name Duck?” and he got really nervous and he was like “oh nobodys ever uhh noticed before…. i signed it as donald duck i always sign as donald duck im sorry”

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laclefdescoeurs:

Head of a Grey Arabian Horse, 1820-30, Martin Theodore Ward

laclefdescoeurs:

Head of a Grey Arabian Horse, 1820-30, Martin Theodore Ward

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“BUT DAD I LOVE HIM”

—   Edward II, probably (via reachman)

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rosannapbrost:

Sketch of the day - fanart of Naomi Novik’s brilliant characters William Laurence and Temeraire. It cracks me up every time Temeraire picks up Laurence, because I just imagine Laurence as being this fairly tiny thing (being human) next to him. I particularly giggle at Temeraire’s tendency to then nonchalantly place Laurence on his neck and take off.
Also, the way Laurence calls Temeraire ‘dear’ all the time is bloody adorable.
If you love dragons, and especially awesome epic naval battles on dragon back and the Napoleonic era, definitely checkout the Temeraire series - the first book is called His Majesty’s Dragon. You’re welcome! 
Artist note: I know Temeraire’s supposed to be black; I made him dark blue to show contrast of his hide. If I were to draw him again I’d probably use a different shade though. Next time I’d put more effort into my portrayal of his design too, obviously. Also, my computer wasn’t playing nice with my tablet driver today, so this was done without pen pressure - as you can probably tell haha. :D
(And I forgot to mention yesterday but the post of my illustration Into Battle yesterday was yesterday’s sketch of the day. Sorry if that caused some confusion!

rosannapbrost:

Sketch of the day - fanart of Naomi Novik’s brilliant characters William Laurence and Temeraire. It cracks me up every time Temeraire picks up Laurence, because I just imagine Laurence as being this fairly tiny thing (being human) next to him. I particularly giggle at Temeraire’s tendency to then nonchalantly place Laurence on his neck and take off.

Also, the way Laurence calls Temeraire ‘dear’ all the time is bloody adorable.

If you love dragons, and especially awesome epic naval battles on dragon back and the Napoleonic era, definitely checkout the Temeraire series - the first book is called His Majesty’s Dragon. You’re welcome! 

Artist note: I know Temeraire’s supposed to be black; I made him dark blue to show contrast of his hide. If I were to draw him again I’d probably use a different shade though. Next time I’d put more effort into my portrayal of his design too, obviously. Also, my computer wasn’t playing nice with my tablet driver today, so this was done without pen pressure - as you can probably tell haha. :D

(And I forgot to mention yesterday but the post of my illustration Into Battle yesterday was yesterday’s sketch of the day. Sorry if that caused some confusion!

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sdzsafaripark:

The tigers of Tiger Trail

The lovely Elle of au-stentatious tagged me!

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to.

Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, whatever it is you listen to music on and then write down the first 20 songs that come up. No skipping!

  1. 'Tiny Vessels' — Death Cab for Cutie
  2. 'Get Some' — Lykke Li
  3. 'She Will Be Loved' — Maroon 5
  4. 'In for the Kill (Skream Let's Get Ravey Remix)' — La Roux
  5. 'Path to Heaven' — Harry Gregson-Williams
  6. 'Bright Star' — Mark Bradshaw
  7. 'Twenty Eight' — The Weeknd
  8. 'Lily's Theme' — Alexandre Desplat
  9. 'Torn' — Natalie Imbruglia
  10. 'Because You Loved Me' — Celine Dion
  11. 'When She Loved Me' — Jordan Pruitt
  12. 'Northbound Train' — Martin Phipps 
  13. 'The First of June' — Jerry Bryant & the Starboard Mess
  14. 'Life on the Nickel' — Foster the People
  15. 'Closer' — Kings of Leon
  16. 'Very Old Friends' — Howard Shore
  17. 'Storms in Africa' — Enya
  18. 'Twilight and Shadow' — Howard Shore
  19. 'Young Tristan' — Anne Dudley
  20. 'Blush' — The Raveonettes

I tag notshabby, alwayswantedtobeareiter, duchessofwellington, & joachimmurat &c. &c. :) 

allthingseurope:

Lake District, England (by bingleyman2)

allthingseurope:

Lake District, England (by bingleyman2)

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