Tuesday, June 5, 2018
June in Regency England
Of all the months of the year, June is my favourite. May runs a very close second, but for me the crowning glory of the year is June. So I t...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Princess Charlotte of Wales in the news 1796-1809
I have recently renewed an interest in Princess Charlotte of Wales, daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the infamous Prinny an...
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...
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