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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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UK Underground: Chistlehurst Caves

Near to the railroad station in what is now Bromley (southeast of London), one finds the Chislehurst Caves, a well-developed tourist attraction for the area. The name “caves” is a bit misleading. The caves are really man-made chalk and flint … Continue reading

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Pride 47, Prejudice 5

Pride 47, Prejudice 5 Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that is material … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letter “D”

A Regency Lexicon – And Then There Was “D” The Daily Courant – England’s first daily newspaper; founded in 1702 Damask – a fancy silk or linen fabric used for table linen; usually had a flower design raised “Dark Lady” … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Captain James Cook, Part 2: Cook’s Voyages

This post continues the one from yesterday, which introduced Captain James Cook. Voyages of Exploration First Voyage (1768–71)                 In 1766 the Royal Society engaged Cook to travel to the Pacific Ocean to … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency: Maria Fagniani

Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Maria Fagniani The mistresses of the Prince Regent and his brothers were as well known as the men. The Duke of Clarence, for example, sired ten children with Mrs Jordan, and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Lighting the House in the Regency Period

Today, I have have dealt with another power outage in my area, and I have privately cursed how dark my home is without the power of electricity. I have had to go without lights, TV, the internet, phone service, etc., and … Continue reading

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