Saturday, December 20, 2008

On the Second Day of Christmas Jane Gordan Gave to Me...

Two rival parties...

Thanks a lot, Jane. The Duchess of Gordan was Georgiana's rival political party hostess. While Georgiana threw huge bashes for the Whigs Jane was throwing ones for the Tories. Although the two ladies were competitive, Jane was more brash in flaunting her triumphs and was a sore looser. While Georgiana turned heads canvassing for a candidate, Jane actually kidnapped a man once in order to secure a vote. She was also notoriously ruthless when it came time for her children to secure good marriages. The satirical artists lampooned Jane, who was very obvious in her want of wealthy sons and daughters in law. Jane played dirty, and didn't care who that offended one bit!

5 comments:

Katy said...

You gotta love a woman with some attitude!

Jessica said...

I love this ornament, her portrait is one of my favorites, even if the woman herself was a little catty.

billy-cake said...

She's one of my favourite tarts, I love the ruthlessness!

Heather Carroll said...

I really have a soft-spot of Jane and her Scottish 'tude

Polonaise said...

Kidnapping! Wow, she did it her way. I especially like the crystal in her hair--it has a certain flair. Just the right touch.