History, Books & Wine Podcast

Grace Elliott "Daly the Tall" -- A Courtesan With a Talent for Spying

August 08, 2019
History, Books & Wine Podcast
Grace Elliott "Daly the Tall" -- A Courtesan With a Talent for Spying
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History, Books & Wine Podcast
Grace Elliott "Daly the Tall" -- A Courtesan With a Talent for Spying
Aug 08, 2019
Lori Ann Bailey, Eliza Knight, Madeline Martin
Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 26! Are you ready to get your spy on? On today's show, Eliza Knight  dives into the mysterious history of the lovely Scotswoman, Grace Elliott aka Daly the Tall, born Grissel Dalrymple. An epic beauty whose height was noted at being 6 feet took society by storm, until a dalliance left her reputation in tatters. With her only recourse to become a courtesan, she leaps in with gusto becoming the lover of princes and other nobles. But more exciting than her talents with men were her talents in spying. Explore the woman who braved revolutionaries in France during the Reign of Terror, and lived to talk about it.

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This episode was paired with:

West + Wilder Sparkling White Wine

 
Want to read Grace's journal? 
https://archive.org/details/cu31924024298972/page/n8

We Eliza read this week:

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena: https://amzn.to/2KpzBdz
 

Our books:

Eliza Knight: The Highlander’s Quest: https://amzn.to/2GY7IqS
 

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Lori Ann Bailey

Eliza Knight

Madeline Martin

 

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Stay tuned for our next shows!

Madeline Martin: August 15th talking about Mata Hari
Lori Ann Bailey: August 22nd will discuss Casanova—who knew he was a spy?
Our next Happy Hour is August 29th and we’ll be dishing on all things spy related!  

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