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London's first celebrities

Celebrity isn't a recent concept. Jerry White remembers the moneyed glitterati and adored courtesans who elicited glory and gossip in the 1700s.
Alicia Schult
Alicia Schult • 1 year ago

The courtesan Nancy Parsons as she appeared in Town and Country Magazine. Her image was one in a series of portraits of celebrated 18th-century beauties.