Monday, October 9, 2017
Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes
The Magdalen Hospital from The Picture of London for 1829 I find this a difficult blog to write, as the mere creation and existence o...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Four Horse Club~~aka The Four-In-Hand
The Four-in-Hand Club has featured in many Regency novels, including several of Georgette Heyer's books. But I discovered to my surprise...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Elopement - The Ultimate Romance?
The Elopement - Thomas Rowlandson A clandestine marriage, a runaway romance, a bolt to Gretna Green -- these all have formed the pl...
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Antiquarians and Antiquities of the Regency
As a student of history, I must confess to an overwhelming interest in archaeology. The British TV show 'Time Team' (available on Yo...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Crowning Glory - Hair-dressing in the Regency
Despite bonnets, hats and caps, hair-dressing was of vital importance during the Regency era. Styles changed frequently from ringlets to c...
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