I just have one question. Something that was never covered in history class when I was a kid.Who the heck was Beau Brummell?
Jami: He was a friend of the Prince Regent's. Using a 21st century comparison - he was "famous for being famous" and sort of like the 19th century version of Mr. Blackwell. He was a trend-setter, and fashionista - dictating how men dressed in those days (the tailored clothes, the full-length trousers, the cravat....). Of course he was also a wee bit of a gambler, and ran off to France in order to avoid debtor's prison. Which is where he remained until his death.So more of a "social history" figure than anything else. Ugh, which begs the question - in a couple hundred years will people remember the Kardashian sisters?! ARGH!
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