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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 13: Teddy Girls and Dueling Princesses
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***Victorian flowers become deadly serious and post-war fashion icons pave the way for punk.
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Links to research materials:
- A Complete Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling: https://books.google.com/books?id=VntzdRfNnQ4C&pg=PA492&lpg=PA492&dq=Paul+Mall+Gazette,+August+23,+1892+Report+of+a+duel+between+two+ladies&source=bl&ots=jtAGMLaJRq&sig=hi716udRu6hSRv-VGM_O3U4TfYs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2mvS18Y7LAhWDuIMKHSs4DjEQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=Paul%20Mall%20Gazette%2C%20August%2023%2C%201892%20Report%20of%20a%20duel%20between%20two%20ladies&f=false
- Aristocrats gone wild! How princess and a countess fought a topless duel over FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3460930/Nobles-gone-wild-moment-Princess-Countess-took-topless-sword-fight-settle-dispute-flowers-1892-detailed-fascinating-video-duels.html
- For Your Consideration: A Topless Duel Between Noblewomen in 1897: https://www.autostraddle.com/for-your-consideration-a-topless-duel-between-noblewomen-in-1897-381824/
- Did Women Duel Topless: http://www.woa.tv/articles/hi_toplessduel.html
- A Princess Once Dueled A Countess Over Floral Arrangements… Toples: https://gizmodo.com/a-princess-once-dueled-a-countess-over-floral-arrangeme-1702919685
- The Duel Was All Women, With No Men Involved: https://www.ranker.com/list/royal-duel-over-flower-arrangements/genevieve-carlton
- Miniatures & History: https://www.miniaturesandhistory.com/a-topless-duel.html
- Interview with Teddy Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBdbwnfRmsM&t=37s
- TIME Mag Photo Gallery of Ken Russell’s Teddy Girl Photo Series https://time.com/3784147/cool-cats-and-tom-boys-ken-russells-the-last-of-the-teddy-girls/
- Another Mag Article https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/8064/teddy-girls-the-style-subculture-that-time-forgot