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Date:2009-10-27 21:00

Being new to this community I suppose my first entry must be my love and inspiration, Giacomo Puccini. The genius behind Tosca, Turandot, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, and La Rondine.

(2 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-07-23 12:11
Subject:On the (mis)representation of Saint-Just in "Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution".
Mood: geeky

I love Louis-Antoine Saint-Just. I've loved him for more than three years now. (So I guess that means I can post here?) I love him so that I wrote an essay on him: on his misrepresentation in the recent BBC program Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution, posted in two posts on revolution_fr, the French Revolution community of Livejournal.

I was inspired to write this essay by a post made here. I hope the person doesn't feel upset with this: I know she meant to harm by saying that Saint-Just is at least "pretty and pouty" -- God knows that I'm guilty of that, that I said it, that I swooned over Christopher Thompson and that I wrote that sort of description ad nauseam in my older fics. I'm not judging, but responding, completing this view so that we all better know who was/may have been Saint-Just, how he is represented nowadays (or even, since the Thermidorian Reaction) and why I believe that the Saint-Just played by George Maguire in Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution is wrong, offensive and heinous.

Read the manifesto.

(1 history geek | love a dead person)

Date:2009-07-21 18:09
Subject:Rev War Navy Crush-Captain Gustavus Conyngham
Mood: blah

Hope everyone's having a great summer....just thought I'd throw in another one of my crushes, Rev War naval men of the blue
( who could board MY ship anytime).

Captain Gustavus Conyngham, an Irish-born privateer/Continental Navy officer in the Rev War( he's not gorgeous by any means, but there is something about his expression that grabs me...besides I'm all about the Irish lads! )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavus_Conyngham. Capt Conyngham was in incredibly brave man, having survived captivity at least twice. Plus, according to letters and contemporary accounts, he was a totally loving husband!


(1 history geek | love a dead person)

Date:2009-07-18 23:20
Subject:I Always Thought I Was So Weird!
Mood: crazy

Okay, so I'm pretty new on LJ, so I decided to do some exploring.  During these explorations, I just so happened to stumble across this amazing community, and I simply couldn't believe my eyes! I just have to say that for the longest time I've had these crushes, and I always thought I was some sort of freak! So... I never told anyone. But, ta-da! It turns out I'm not alone!
So anyways, my two historic crushes are:

I don't know why... but I simply love these two! Is that weird??
Anyway, I'm rambling, I apologize, but I just wanted to say how happy I am to find this comm! =D

(9 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-07-14 16:05
Subject:Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution

Coming to a computer near you, please find attached the official link to the BBC iPlayer repeat of last Saturday's documentary on the Reign of Terror:


A must for all raving Jacobin fans everywhere (though I must still admit I didn't think it likely that Robespierre would utter the word 'piss' - and in PUBLIC too! On the other hand, St Just is quite pretty and pouting, I'll give him that ... )

(6 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-06-02 15:36
Subject:I love my ancient men, what can I say?
Mood: devious

I've been meaning to do this for awhile. It's such a great idea, I love it! But uh, yeah. Here are my crushes, and lots of pictures. The first crush is my greatest one. I'll give you a hint...

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Aaaand, because I like pictures and I like to abuse the lj-cut, I have included my secondary crush here.

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(19 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-01-24 08:51

I've been lurking for awhile. Anyway, some of mine might have been posted before, or maybe not.

I'd say most of my crushes are 18th century and early 19th. Throw in a few medieval and Ancient for good measure!

Guess the man and win 100 Internets under the cut.

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(6 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-01-22 01:26
Subject:Fic: Stolen Unawares (Thomas Jefferson/Alexander Hamilton)

I really have no other place to post a fic like this, so here we are. I hope this is okay, for this community; if not, I'll absolutely take it down, just let me know.

Pairing: Thomas Jefferson/Alexander Hamilton, insinuations of nonexistent Jefferson/John Adams/Abigail Adams.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Bondage, vague d/s themes
Spoilers: Through ... history?
Disclaimer: History most likely didn't happen this way. John Adams isn't mine.
Summary: “I do not trust you,” sighs Jefferson, “but I find it most difficult to refuse your elaborately dogged insistences.”

Read more... )

(2 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2009-01-03 12:16
Subject:A Bit of Irish-American Hotness: Colonel Walter Stewart(1756-1796)
Mood: amused

Happy New Year to all!!
 Thought I'd throw in  a far far better pic of one of my top historical crushes., Colonel(later General) Walter Stewart.
He was  an Irishman ,said to have been the handsomest man in the Continental Army, and was known as the Irish beauty( like Hamilton, he was a ladies' man! I think we can all see why from this pic!

(13 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-12-10 18:13
Mood: pensive

Im STILL trying to get over the fact that this community actually EXISTS!! LOL  Just like so many of us, I thought I was the only one who got the shivers and flutters whenever I gazed at the founding fathers in books, in museums and documentaries, who thought that 200 year old historical figures were hotter than some of today's actors. Along with my history obsession( 18th c and Civil War) this became a good natured joke among my friends.. ya know "She's in love with some guy with a wig and short pants again", but to find people who actually find these men hot, that's just wonderful. I feel So @ home
LOL now that I do reenacting I've taken to see just how much the lads who reenact my fave historical figures( esp Hamilton) actually resemble "my boys"( The guy who portrayed Hamilton @ Trenton last year was passable.. a redhead anyway)

Here's some of "my lads"

1. Alexander Hamilton
simply put, the man was gorgeous.. AND was well aware of his charm to the ladies.. think it;s the combo of red hair.. violet eyes, and peaches and cream skin... I came across two lesser known pics of Hamilton, in which you can see that oh so intriguing half smile of his....

This pic just makes me weak in the knees.. he's got that half smile, simultaniously sweet and arrogant

This was painted around the time of Hamilton's wedding.. it looks like he's about to speak to us.

2. General Walter Stewart.
He was a Colonel in the 2nd/13th PA in the Rev War; a galant soldier who was wounded @ the Battle of Monmouth and who helped to quell the incipient mutiny of Washington's troops at Morristown in 1780,, AND he was an Irishman! ;)
What's more incredible is that this lad was known in his own time as "the most handsome man in the Continental army" and "The Irish Beauty"( historically documented). Like Hamilton, he had a way with the ladies..This is a portrait of him @ Yorktown.. he could "breech my fortifications" ANY day!!

3. Banastre Tarleton
Yes I'm an equal opportunity Rev War personage lover. Ban was dashing, rakish and needless to say, hot as blazes.. this pic comes courtesy of Oatmeal For The Foxhounds..a Banastre Tarleton ( thanks to Silverwhistle's wonderful site for helping me discover the hotness of Ban) home.golden.net/~marg/bansite/btfoxhounds.html..

4. Thomas Lynch, Jr,(1749-1779) South Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence who was lost @ sea in 1779.. He's got that Keats aspect of tragedy about him
This is apparantly a copy of a portrait by John Trumbull.. he looks so aristocratic and gentle here...

ALL the South Carolina delegation was hot it seems like..( guess they make em hotter down south! lol)
Here's Thomas Heyward. Look @ those deep bedroom eyes and sensual smiling lips

This is only a wee sampling but hope you enjoy.. It's SO good to be here



(4 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-08-11 01:00
Subject:Frederick II of Prussia or "Old Fritz"
Mood: melancholy

I am in love with this man:

He didn't age so well, but he had a really interesting and tragic youth, and I totally feel for him. Google him, historical lovers! <3

(3 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-07-07 12:58

A tribute to some of my historical loves...

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(4 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-05-03 19:12
Subject:Oh Franz...
Mood: flirty

My long standing crush on the brilliant and gorgeous composer Franz Liszt recently flared anew with the arrival of two books in my mailbox, Liszt's Kiss: A Novel by Suzanne Dunlap, and Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess by Richard Bolster (a biography of Lizt's infamous mistress).

This got me wondering -- does anyone else have a crush on a Classical composer? Please share!

(26 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-04-28 20:54
Subject:Oh my Goodness.

I feel ...so accepted here. Oh man.

So. I'm your typical teenage girl living in Texas, k?

yeah k well... I ... it's been 2 years now, man. I still love this guy.

Get ready.

William Barret Travis, Lt. Col commander of the regular forces at the Alamo.

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(4 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-04-22 19:34
Subject:Historical Fiction

Since this is allowed and I have no where else to post it - here we go.

Title: Sleep of the Innocent
Rating: PG at most
Characters: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Gardiner, Margaret Cranmer, Thomas Cromwell, William Seymour, Sir Francis, and Henry VIII (of course) I may be missing a few minor ppl.
Summary: the trial of Anne Boleyn from Cranmer's POV.
Notes: This is oddly written, not in your usual prose. Sorry about that. And long spaces between dialogue is intentional.


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(love a dead person)

Date:2008-04-05 15:54
Mood: chipper

Hi, there. I'm Kate: total nerd, bookworm, and lover of many an old dead man.
As this is my first post, I thought I'd treat you to my top few: 

 Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson:
I'd do any of the presidents, but Wilson is my favorite.

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov:
Lolita is my favorite book. How could I not want him as my Humbert Humbert?

Edwin Booth
Edwin Booth:
Definitely the sexier of the Booths, thought JW isn't bad. Besides, he played Hamlet.

aldous huxley
Aldous Huxley:
Chances are, if you're broody looking and a writer, I will want to sleep with you.


(8 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-02-14 22:10
Subject:Portrait of the Premier as a Hot Young Thing
Mood: amused

 Portrait of the Premier as a Young Hot Thing
I can't believe I found you guys! I didn't know there were others...

I love a dandy. Like young Ben Disraeli here:

(3 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-02-13 00:14
Subject:Vincenzo Bellini

Composer of such operatic masterpieces as La Sonnambula, Norma and I Puritani, he wrote some of the most gorgeous melodies to be found anywhere and inspired other greats such as Chopin and Verdi. Tragically, he died not even two months shy of his 34th birthday; probably just as he was truly reaching his artistic maturity. Bellini has always intrigued me and his portraits show him to have been quite a striking man! *sigh*

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(2 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-02-12 21:45

So I was doing some research on the composer Johannes Brahms, and I found this picture of him when he was younger.

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Why do guys have to grow beards? :/

(12 history geeks | love a dead person)

Date:2008-02-08 16:45
Subject:King George I.

King George looks so huggable to me. XD I just want to pinch his cheeks!

Another picture:

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