Thursday, April 5, 2018
"The Mariner's Chronicle" and thrill-seeking literature of the Regency era
When I first encountered "The Mariner's Chronicle" I thought it might be some worthy treatise of sea-faring matters for an is...
Monday, March 5, 2018
Commercial Schools--The Industrial Revolution and Education
At the beginning of the Regency era, in 1811, there were relatively few schools in Britain. Some dame schools existed, where lucky infants l...
Monday, February 5, 2018
The Serpentine - Hyde Park's River/Lake
Hyde Park once contained a river--the Westbourne--which formed ponds (originally possibly monastic fish ponds) in the Park. In 1730 Quee...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Patent Medicine -- Regency universal remedies
During the Regency era medical treatment, as we know it, was in its infancy. Establishments like the Medical Society of London and the R...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Merry Christmas - 1806
The Christmas Plum Pudding from an old print-Published in the book Christmas: Its Origin and Associations, by William Francis Dawson ...
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