Monthly Archives: January 2012

Royal Princesses – Part IV – George III’s Descendants – Princess Mary

Princess Mary was born, on 25 April 1776, at Buckingham Palace. Mary was christened on 19 May 1776, in the Great Council Chamber at St. James Palace, by Frederick Cornwallis, The Archbishop of Canterbury. Her godparents were Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Cassel (her … Continue reading

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Matthew Macfadyen to Take Lead in Tale of Jack the Ripper

Having tackled the Tudors, the BBC is taking on the Yorks and the Lancasters in what promises to be an epic BBC1 drama about the War of the Roses. In a twist on the male-dominated lens through which history is frequently viewed, … Continue reading

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Cheryl Bolen’s “With His Lady’s Assistance” – Book 1 in Regent Mysteries

“With His Lady’s Assistance” is the first book in Cheryl Bolen’s Regent Mysteries Series. It is only available in eBook format: Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, and Smashwords. If you are unfamiliar with Ms. Bolen’s works, you writes for … Continue reading

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The Six Princesses – Part III – Princess Elizabeth

The Princess Elizabeth was born at Buckingham Palace on 22 May 1770. Her parents were the reigning British monarchs, George III and Queen Charlotte. Frederick Cornwallis, the Archbishop of Canterbury christened her in the Great Council Chamber at St. James … Continue reading

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The Six Princesses – Part II – Princess Augusta Sophia

Princess Augusta Sophia was born at Buckingham House, St. James Park, London, the sixth child and second daughter of George III and his wife Queen Charlotte. Frederick Cornwallis, The Archbishop of Canterbury christened the young princess on 6 December 1768 in … Continue reading

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A Princesses’ Life is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

With the marriage of Kate Middleton to her Prince William, the public’s view of life in the Royal Court became more idealized. However, those of us who study the Royals of the Regency Period know that being a princess does … Continue reading

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Sally Smith O’Rourke’s “The Man Who Loved Jane Austen”

The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke, Kensington Books (copyright 2006), ISBN 0-7582-1037-X Front and Back Flaps: What if you found a 200-year-old love letter written from a fictional character to the writer who created him? And … Continue reading

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Another Look at Melissa Nathan’s “Pride and Prejudice and Jasmin Field”

Pride and Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan, Avon Books (copyright 2000), ISBN 0-06-018495-7 Back Cover: It starts out as a lark for Jasmin Field, the charming, acerbically witty columnist for a national women’s magazine. She joins a host … Continue reading

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Review of Debra White Smith’s Contemporary Jane Austen “First Impressions”

When I am not writing my own novels, I read voraciously. Therefore, one of my New Year Resolutions is to share with my friends some of what I have read. For this first review, I have chosen Debra White Smith’s … Continue reading

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