A history lesson on the gossip columns. Great read.

“Newspapers were plentiful during the Regency Era, with most of the stories published centering on politics, crime, fashion, infidelity, or royal doings,” says Geri Walton, author of Marie Antoinette’s Confidante and regular writer on 18th and 19th-century Europe.

Source: True Story of Lady Whistledown’s Scandal Sheets in ‘Bridgerton’