It is sometimes described as High Church.
Anglo-Catholicism was promoted from the 1830s onwards by a group known as the Oxford Movement or Tractarians, whose leaders included John Keble, John Henry Newman and Edward Bouverie Pusey; Newman eventually converted to Catholicism.
Traditionally, Anglo-Catholicism has been seen as attractive to, and sympathetic to, gay priests.
Readers of Brideshead Revisited may recall Cousin Jasper's warning to Charles Ryder:
Beware of the Anglo-Catholics - they're all sodomites with unpleasant accents.
Traditionally, the Season ended on August 12th, the start of the grouse-shooting season.
During the Season, rural aristocratic families took up residence in London in order to introduce sons and daughters of marriageable age into society.
It is also the name given to the sacrament or the rite of ordination.
One may, therefore, be in Holy Orders or one may take Holy Orders.
In 1897, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) was formed; its members were known as suffragists.
In 1903, a splinter group of NUWSS formed a more militant organisation known as the Women's Social and Political Union; its members were known as suffragettes.
Shafts, with its modern-day sexual connotation, sounds an unlikely name for a suffrage magazine, but it did actually exist. Other 19th Century feminist periodicals included the Women's Herald, Englishwoman's Review and Time and Tide.
It was published between 1841 and 1992, and between 1996 and 2002.
An Australian version of Punch, very similar to its British counterpart, was published between 1855 and 1925; it was known as Melbourne Punch.
The caption to the women's suffrage cartoon (left) which appeared in Melbourne Punch in 1887 read:
"Some foolish people imagine our ladies will neglect their family duties. Quite a mistake."
3 a.m. That dear good old creature, Mr. Speaker, is kind enough to take the blessed infant while the Hon. Member addresses the house.
He also saved Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, from being eaten by a sea monster.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the three Gorgons: terrifying female creatures with live snakes for hair and the ability to turn anyone who looked at them to stone.
Perseus cut off her head and used it to petrify a violent and unwelcome suitor of his mother. He then gave the head to the goddess Athena.
Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) was a Christian saint, martyred during the rule of the emperor Diocletian.
He is usually portrayed in art and literature tied to a post and pierced with arrows.
For various reasons he has come to be associated with homosexuality, and is sometimes known as 'the homosexual's saint'.
The Amazons appear in Greek mythology as a race of all-female warriors.
They are described as living in women-only communities, meeting with men only to conceive children, and killing any male children born.
Today, the term Amazon is sometimes used to describe any powerful female figure.
She is often depicted wearing the soft cone-shaped cap known as a Phrygian cap (not Phyrgian), which became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution; in French, it is known as a bonnet rouge.
The national flag of France, which is red, white and blue, is known as the tricolour (Fr. drapeau tricolore).
She is infamous for having caused the death of John the Baptist, whose head was delivered to Salome's mother on a platter.
According to the Roman Poet Ovid, Hermaphroditus' body merged with that of a water nymph, thus creating an individual who was both male and female.
The Irish Government Bill, 1893, which is also known as the Second Home Rule Bill, was an attempt by William Gladstone (the Liberal Prime Minister at the time) to secure home rule for Ireland. A previous bill on the same issue presented by Gladstone in 1886 had been defeated.
The 1893 bill was passed by the House of Commons but subsequently vetoed by the House of Lords.
After some years of working in partnership, he set up his own fashion house, the House of Worth, in 1871.
Renowned for his lavish designs and his meticulous fit, he was popular with both European and American clientele; he also designed performance costumes for many actresses and singers, including Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Langtry, Nellie Melba and Jenny Lind.
The business remained in operation as a family-run concern until the retirement of Worth's great grandson Jean-Charles in 1952.
It is located on the site of the Theatre Royal, which was built in 1732 and destroyed by fire in 1808.
The present building was opened in 1858, although it has been substantially modified since that time, particularly during the 1990s.
As is noted a few lines later, the Old Mo was the Midddlesex Music Hall.
It was situated on what is now the site of the New London Theatre, on Drury Lane and Parker Street.
Known initially as the Mogul Saloon (an extension of the Mogul tavern), the Middlesex opened in 1851; its nickname derives from the original name.
Between 1910 and 1911, it was rebuilt under the name New Middlesex Theatre of Varieties; this building was demolished in 1965, and work began on the present theatre in 1971.
For a more detailed history, see here.
As mentioned in bookmark, p.164, The Era was a theatrical newspaper.
Listen on Spotify: The Marriage of Figaro (overture).
There is no information on the internet about a real singer called Belle Baxter.
A Cockney is a working-class Londoner, particularly one from the East End; Cockney is also the name given to the East End dialect.
Chanteuse is French for a female singer.
Probably a reference to Nanki-Poo, a character in The Mikado.
This comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan opened at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885 and ran for 672 performances.
(Ninky Poo is a character in the 1940 film Road to Singapore.)
Hansom cabs were two-wheeled carriages pulled by one horse. They were available for hire on the streets of London in the late 19th Century.