Apparently in the fifteenth century, wife-spanking was counted among the joys of marriage. Or so I deduce from this illustration by Maurice Leroy in a 1941 edition of the fifteenth-century book Les Quinze Joyes De Mariage (“The Fifteen Joys of Marriage”) by Antoine de La Sale
My wife, bless her tells me that I am rapidly becoming, or perhaps that should read have become a “Grumpy old fart”, so what better forum to spread my doom, gloom and paranoia than WordPress. I also have a love of old pictures, postcards and Edwardian Actresses, in particular Miss Gabrielle Ray which I hope to share at regular intervals. As my collection has grown I have set up another blog which contains only pictures of Miss Ray. Gabrielle Ray Thank you for viewing and comments are welcome.