A gaming table for a spree!
Although our patron Duchess has never officially been recognized as a tart of the week on this blog, you all know very well that she was one! The vivacious Duchess of Devonshire needs no introduction, she was smart, sassy, and fabulous. Unfortunately, our favorite aristocrat's fault was her crippling addiction to gambling. And don't even think about lending her money to play a round of faro, she was known to win and then absent-mindedly forget to pay you back! A loveless marriage caused her to eventually find love in other men's (and women's) arms, most famously, Charles Earl Grey. But this is not what defines her as a historical figure. She broke many rules and proved herself as an independant thinker in society, fashion, and politics.
Georgiana completes The Twelve Tarts of Christmas. You now have until 25 December to leave your comments under your favourite tarts' post in order to qualify for their ornament. I will pick names out of a hat and post the winners on Boxing Day. Happy Holidays and thank you all!