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Regency Era Lexicon – Letters “I,” “J,” and “K”

Regency Era Lexicon – the Letters “I” and “J” and “K” Imperial – the term “imperial” designated the officially adopted uniform system of weights and measures that replaced the MANY different standards that the English had used prior to 1820 … Continue reading

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King George III’s Children – Part 2

King George III’s Children – Part 2 Before succumbing to his illness, George III had a sometime tempestuous relationship with members of his family. The king’s second son, Prince Frederick, Duke of York, found himself in a scandal, along with … Continue reading

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The Children of King George III

The Children of King George  George III’s and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz’s many children and grandchildren included: (1) George Augustus Frederick, Prince of Wales (and later King George IV) was the heir apparent (1762-1830). George IV married Caroline of Brunswick. Princess … Continue reading

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Regency Era “Hell’s Kitchen”: Marie-Antoine Carême, the First Celebrity Chef and One Time Head Chef for the Prince Regent

In Private Households during the Regency, the lord and lady of the manor took great pride in employing chefs of great renown. The most influential great French chef of the time was Marie-Antoine (Antonin) Carême (8 June 1784–12 January 1833), … Continue reading

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An Age of Indulgence, Supper with the Prince Regent

This long excerpt comes from “The Age of Indulgence” in Venetia Murray’s An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England. It is the menu for a supper served on 15 January 1817 by Careme at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion. There … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – We Are Up to “H”

Regency Era Lexicon – Time for the Letter “H” Haberdasher – a man who dealt with small items for sewing, such as thread, needles, buttons, ribbons, etc. Hack – a general-purpose riding horse; not used for hunting or military purposes … Continue reading

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“Fertile” Fortunes: The 19th Century’s Importation of Guano

Living in one of the Southern states in the U.S., the season when I do not “fight” the battle of bird droppings on my Buick Lacrosse does not exist. It is a fact of life that I pay for the … Continue reading

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