About The Author

Mallory James read History and Modern Languages at University College London, before moving to postgraduate study at Queen Mary, University of London. She has long been interested in the nineteenth century, which led to the creation of Behind The Past and the accompanying Nineteenth Century Handbook as a place to explore (in a generally tongue-in cheek-manner) the social and cultural history of the Regency and Victorian periods. The blog aims to look at the way ladies and gentlemen ate, dressed, behaved and generally navigated the social landscapes (and minefields) in which they lived.

There are two principal and hopeful ideas behind the blog. The first is that,  behind and beyond the idea of the past, we can still engage with the daily life and lived experiences of the people who were there. The second is that history can be fun and engaging…

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