This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > History Revealed > Christmas 2018 > Time Piece

Time Piece

A look at everyday objects from the past

PASS THE SMELLING SALTS!

The perfect remedy for the swooning ladies at the feet of Mr Darcy

Pick up a classic novel or watch a costume drama and no doubt you will soon encounter a swooning lady

Swooning is a trope used in classic and period literature depicting people (mainly women) fainting from distress, horror or desire for a particularly attractive suitor. But in real life, the tight corsets popular during the 19th century also led to a propensity to faint.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of History Revealed - Christmas 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Christmas 2018
€5.49
Or 549 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3.22 per issue
SAVE
68%
€3.49
Or 349 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 3.08 per issue
SAVE
44%
€39.99
Or 3999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 3.08 per issue
SAVE
39%
€19.99
Or 1999 points

View Issues

About History Revealed

Despite being one of the most talked about artworks in history, the Mona Lisa remains enshrined in mystery. And while we will never know what she was smiling about, we explore what we do now know about the world's most famous painting. Plus: We look at the story of Robert the Bruce's fight for Scottish independence, the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands and the reign of Queen Anne, which saw the creation of Great Britain.