Category Archives: British history

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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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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A Regency Era Breakfast: Various Times to Eat

How did those in Regency London begin their days? The answer is not so simple. The various social classes went about their days in their distinct ways. They rose and ate at different times depending on their class structure. There was … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Next Up is the Letter “G”

Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Up to “G” Gaiters – knee-high leggings that buttoned on the side; a master would wear these over his clothing to protect them from mud, dirt, and rain Gallery – a long narrow room in … Continue reading

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“A Canterbury Tale” Board Game

A Canterbury Tale Board Game Call me a literary geek, but I got really excited when I saw this on Twitter. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/96792/the-road-to-canterbury Game description from the publisher: Greed, Pride, Gluttony, Wrath, Luxury, Idleness, and Envy – the infamous “Seven Deadly … Continue reading

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Heroes Require GMC Too! by Jacki Delecki + a Giveaway of “A Code of Love”

Heroes need GMC too. I am so pleased to welcome back to my blog, the incomparable Jacki Delecki with a new book in her “Code” series. Jacki has a giveaway also; so comment below to be entered in the giveaway.  … Continue reading

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