As if we didn’t have enough cakes, cookies, and other assorted sugar-intensive treats during the holiday season, https://foodimentary.com tells us that January is a National Baking Month. Enjoy this dainty and relatively diet-conscious dessert, Beautiful People!
Poor Lady Flora had tummy aches and her belly started swelling. As she was a lady-in-waiting to the the Queen’s mother, the all-powerful Duchess of Kent, she was seen by the royal physician, Sir Dr Clark. Perhaps, “seen” is inaccurate in this case, because the modest maiden demurely refused to be examined.
The belly kept growing, quite evident in fashionable Victorian dresses, and so did the rumors. “Obviously with child, – whispered the Queen’s Lady of the Bedchamber, the Duchess of Bedford, – Dr Clark said so!” “Terrible! – confirmed Baroness Lehzen, the Queen’s former governess and an avowed enemy of Lady Flora,- What a scandal! Mein Gott! An unmarried madhen, having an affair, and with whom! Ach!” So the Queen wrote in her journal that she suspected Sir John Conroy, the man rumored to have been her mother’s lover, the author of the infamous Kensington system which had cut…
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