1820~29

Lesbian History:

Anne Lister (1791–1840)

  • was a well-off  landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller (the first woman to climb Mont Perdu)
  • kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work remodeling historical houses
  • her diaries contain more than 4,000,000 words including very intimate and graphic details about her sexual and romantic relationships which she wrote in code, as well as exactly how she preferred to seduce women
  • was noted for her ‘masculine appearance’ (read: hella butch)

“I love and only love the fairer sex… my heart revolts from any love but theirs.” - Journals, 29 October 1820

“I know how to please this fair maiden of mine” - Journals, 1820

a business-oriented, athletic, house-flipping lesbian i…. wow. if birkenstocks existed in 1820 she woulda had a pair.

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| Make me choose → | JOHN KEATS  or  & PERCY SHELLEY|

“Where is Keats now? I am anxiously expecting him in Italy where I shall take care to bestow every possible attention on him. I consider his a most valuable life, & I am deeply interested in his safety. I intend to be the physician both of his body & his soul, to keep the one warm & to teach the other Greek & Spanish. I am aware indeed that I am nourishing a rival who will far surpass me and this is an additional motive & will be an added pleasure.” -  Percy Bysshe Shelley letter to Marianne Hunt on 29 October 1820.

King George III died on 29 January 1820 at Windsor Castle. He was buried at St Georges Chapel Windsor. Throughout his life, George was plagued by bouts of insanity, and in 1810, it was decided that this insanity was now permanent. His eldest son, George Prince Of Wales, was declared as Prince Regent and carried out official Royal duties and the ruling of the country. Upon George III’s death, George of Wales took the throne as King George IV. George III had reigned for over 59 years which, at the time of his death, was the longest of any monarch before him.