"Seventeen year old Neela is one of more than 2,700 victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh over the past 10 years. ‘My husband was angry…because he claimed a dowry but my family couldn’t provide one’, she says. ‘His plan was to sell me in Saudi Arabia - when I refused he threw acid on me and he fled.’"
Blue velvet latchet tie shoes, c 1660, reputedly worn by Lady Mary Stanhope to court of Charles II. From The Shoe Collection,Northampton Museums & Art Gallery. (I know these are 17th c shoes, not 18th c, but they're just so lovely I had to include them!)