No matter how much time passes people will always love a little bit of gossip. I would bet my bottom dollar that back in the day people would be glad of a weekly glossy to fill them in on all the court gossip; the latest fashion trends and, naturally, how to spice up their love lives!
Luckily our favourite magazines have taken a trip back in time, so check out who now graces their front covers…
King Henry VIII for GQ
Everyone’s favourite womaniser takes the limelight on the cover of mens mag, GQ. Tips to ‘increase your package’ will have certainly come in handy in the age of the codpiece. Gents, don’t forget to read the section on court etiquette…you don’t want to end up like poor Annie B.
Georgiana Cavendish for Cosmopolitan
The infamous style-queen, Georgiana Cavendish. Conveniently married to a rich Duke, yet inconveniently living her life as part of a complicated love triangle, she would have needed to read up on the ways to solve a ‘marital ménage à trois’! And Georgian men in nothing but their breeches…pass the smelling salts!
Abraham Lincoln for TIME
I can totally see Abraham Lincoln gracing the cover of TIME. An undoubtedly great man. He had a pretty poor upbringing, and rose to be the President of the USA. Now that is a true rags to riches story!
Marie Antoinette for Seventeen
Marie Antoinette…married at 15, and Queen of France by the age of 19. Deemed by many as a frivolous fool, we just think she was young and misunderstood. Of course, Marie wouldn’t need to read this gossip magazine…she would be the one making it!
Eclipse (Famous Racehorse) for Horse & Hound
For a long, long time horses literally carried people. They took us shopping, took us on holiday, took us hunting. And of course, dogs are a man’s best friend. Be fascinated by Eclipse, one of the greatest racehorses ever to have lived, and treat your Lady to the best lap-dog in town!