Category Archives: British history

Mansfield Park 2007

Mansfield Park 2007 (BBC mini-series) Directed by Iain B. MacDonald Douglas Hodge ….. Sir Thomas Bertram Maggie O’Neill ….. Mrs. Norris Billie Piper ….. Fanny Price Blake Ritson ….. Edmund Bertram James D”Arcy ….. Tom Bertram Michelle Ryan ….. Maria … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: A Plot Point

My upcoming release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, uses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the plot line, but as my book is set in the Regency period (1811-1820) in England, when no such … Continue reading

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The Mention of “PTSD” in Early Literature

I have a new release coming soon from Pegasus Books in which the illness we now call PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) plays a major role. The main character is accused of a series of violent crimes. Although he holds … Continue reading

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Regency Lexicon – The Letters “X,” “Y,” and “Z”

Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Coming to the End – X, Y, and Z xebec – a small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails, originally used by Algerian pirates and later used for commerce yager – a … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry

As poetry began as song and was easier to memorize because of the rhyme scheme and the rhythmic pattern, Anglo-Saxon poetry outstripped the period’s prose. The poems were passed from one generation to another by word of mouth.  Customarily, Anglo-Saxon poetry … Continue reading

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The Peterloo Massacre

On Friday, I introduce you to my novel, His Irish Eve. The events of that particular novel lead up to the hero and heroine being caught in the melee of the Peterloo Massacre. Adam Lawrence, Viscount Stafford, recognizes the need to leave … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “His Irish Eve,” a Regency Novel by Regina Jeffers + Giveaway

I began this story in response to readers’ requests to know more of Adam Lawrence, Viscount Stafford, the heir to the Earl of Greenwall. Stafford is a likeable rake about Town: Women flock to his masculine charms, and men know … Continue reading

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