Posted by Caroline on November 24, 1997 at 09:08:10:
In response to Pierced ears, written by Kelley on November 23, 1997 at 18:05:24
I don't remember anything in Jane Austen's work referring to the piercing of ears. However, I have a wonderful formal portrait of Lord Nelson, in full uniform, all the trimmings with a beautiful blue sapphire drop hanging from his left ear.So I would suggest that it was not that revolutionary in the late 18th century for both sexes to have pierced ears.
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