Category Archives: Regency era

Regency Era Lexicon – Next Comes “N” and “O”

Regency Era Lexicon – And Then We Find “N” and “O” national school – schools set up by the Church of England’s National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – “L” Is Followed by “M”

M.P. – a member of Parliament macintosh – (not a computer by Apple) invented by Charles Macintosh in the 1820s; rubberized waterproof clothing; originally these smelled “terrible” madeira – a sweet white wine magic lantern – The magic lantern has … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Up to the Letter “L”

Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Up to the Letter “L” £ – symbol for the pound, a monetary unit Ladies’ Mile – a road in Hyde Park set aside for women Lady – used in the following manner: colloquially used … Continue reading

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Rame Head

Rame Head is a coastal headland, southwest of the village of Rame in southeast Cornwall, United Kingdom. The area plays a prominent role in the climax of my Regency romance, The First Wives’ Club, which earned an honorable mention in historical … Continue reading

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Why Do We Not Know Whether Elizabeth Bennet Learns to Despise Mr. Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times … Continue reading

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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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