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Georgian Happenings: The Wapping Coal Riots of 1798

Wapping Coal Riots of 1798 By Regina Jeffers Coal was a major source of heat and an important commodity to London’s financial stability. As such, ships filled with coal called in at the various ports of London on the River … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? Ingrid Bergman’s Fall from Movie Royalty

This is second installment of my new series: Do You Remember? Tell me, do you recall the extramarital affair with nearly destroyed Ingrid Bergman’s career? What do you think of how this affair shook out? Does it change how you … Continue reading

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Literary References in Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”

Literary References in Persuasion Henry Austen in “A Biographical Notice of the Author,” said of his sister, “Short and easy will be the task of the mere biographer. A life of usefulness, literature, and religion, was not by any means … Continue reading

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Jonathan Wild, Underworld Figure During the Reign of Queen Anne

Jonathan Wild (1682/3 – 24 May 1725) was a London underworld figure, notable for operating on both sides of the law, posing as a public-spirited crimefighter, titled ‘Thief Taker General.’ Wild was exploiting a strong public demand for action during … Continue reading

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Jack Sheppard, Inspiration for John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera”

Jack Sheppard or known as John Sheppard (4 March 1702 – 16 November 1724) was a notorious English robber, burglar and thief of early 18th-century London. Born into a poor family, he was apprenticed as a carpenter but took to … Continue reading

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The New Prison in the Regency Era

New Prison plays a part in my current Work in Progress. I thought I might share a bit of information. Unlike the more widely known, Newgate Prison, the New Prison had a less stellar past. The New Prison was a … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “His Irish Eve”

“His” ~ Two Historical Novellas From Regina Jeffers “His Irish Eve” ~ I began this story in response to readers’ requests to know more of Adam Lawrence, Viscount Stafford and heir to the Earl of Greenwall. Lawrence has made an … Continue reading

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AARRGGHH!! The Need for Historical Accuracy…

Research . . . AARGH!!!! One of the best parts of being a writer is learning new things. However, one of the worst parts of being a writer is researching those new things. As I am sure everyone on this … Continue reading

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Regency Era Customs: Marriage Banns and Licenses

“Reader, How Shall I Marry Him?” ~ Banns and Licenses Until 1823, a single person under the age of one and twenty could not marry without his/her parent’s permission. (Lydia’s elopement and Georgiana’s aborted elopement were instances of this rule.) … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

My Writing Space – My World Others have shared spacious areas in which they choose to work. I, on the other hand, prefer to have everything within my reach. Purposely, I separate where I write my novels from where I … Continue reading

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