Looking this morning to Plinky for inspiration I found this prompt “What decade or era do you find particularly fascinating?”
I’d have to say I find old England fascinating, from the Elizabethan era to the Victorian era. That period holds such magical joy for me. The clothes, the language, the mannerisms of the people, the people in general that lived in this period.
Can you imagine meeting Shakespeare, rubbing elbows with all the famous dignitaries of that time? Back then being a princess, a queen, a duchess actually meant something. Now it’s mostly just a traditional title with no real power behind it.
Can you imagine going to all the balls and parties of that time, the corsets, the ball gowns, the jewellery. I can just imagine the fun they had dancing with suitors and rogues. The drama they must have had back in those days.
The only problem I would have would be the whole hygiene thing. There is something to be said about the little knowledge they had of germs and their effect on us. Plus when rich people got drunk they sloshed wine all over the place and ate like pigs…ick!
Other than that I think I’d love to go back in time and experience old England for myself but until that happens I’ll just have to live vicariously through the characters in my favourite novels, movies and TV shows.
What’s your favourite era?
Let me know in the comments below!