Category Archives: real life tales

Featuring Jews in King George’s England in my Realm Romance, A Touch of Love

Over the years, the “backlash” regarding Georgette Heyer’s depiction of the Jewish has become better known (See http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/jewish-stereotypes-in-georgette-heyers-novels/ and http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/authorial-intrusion-and-reader-response-my-georgette-heyer-experience/ for examples of the reported offending passages and the changes the current publisher of Heyer’s works made to those passages). That being … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Publishing Options, or Being a Female Writer in the Regency Era

Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, the door opened, if only a crack for the female writer to step through. The female writers of the time … Continue reading

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George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, Advocate for Protestant Principles

George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (1791–1858) was an English politician known for duelling with Prime Minister Wellington. Hatton, born at Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire, on 19 May 1791, was grandson of Edward Finch-Hatton, and son … Continue reading

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A Comic Play: Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs

Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by Douglas Jerrold. The story concerns a sailor, William, who returns to England from the Napoleonic Wars and finds that his wife Susan is being harassed … Continue reading

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Love With an Improper Stranger

Love With an Improper Stranger Originally posted on My Jane Austen Book Club on November 9, 2011 Love with an Improper Stranger by Regina Jeffers George IV In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of … Continue reading

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“Memento mori,” or “Remember to Die”

Memento mori (Latin ‘remember (that you have) to die’), or also memento mortis, “remember death”, is the Latin medieval designation of the theory and practice of the reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly … Continue reading

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The Screaming Skull of Bettiscombe Manor

Bettiscombe is a small village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, situated in the Marshwood Vale 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Beaminster. Dorset County Council’s 2012 mid-year estimate of the population of the civil parish is 70. Skull … Continue reading

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