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Celebrating a Regency Christmas

When most people consider a Regency Christmas, they are really envisioning a Victorian one. During the Regency Period (1811-1820), Christmastide began on Christmas Day and ended with a Twelfth Night celebration. There are few references to Christmas traditions in Regency … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Onslaught of Holiday Movies?

Since the onset of film, a little over a century prior, Christmas has been employed as plot device for some of our most endearing films, as well as those not so engaging. Today, we have channels, such as the Hallmark … Continue reading

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John Gower, Medieval English Poet and Contemporary of William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer

John Gower was a medieval English poet whose work spoke of moral allegory and courtly love. He was known to be a friend of Geoffrey Chaucer and their styles were compatible. Gower was said to influence many other poets of … Continue reading

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Georgian Architecture: Mincing Lane, The Commercial Salerooms, and The Corn Exchange

Mincing Lane is one of the smaller streets in the City of London. It links Fenchurch Street to Great Tower Street. For many years, Mincing Lane was “the world’s leading centre for tea and spice trading after the British East … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…for romantic suspense! from Jacki Delecki + a 3-Book Giveaway

Tis the Season…for romantic suspense! The lovely Jacki Delecki is back with a look at writing romantic suspense, as well as a fabulous giveaway.  As a romantic suspense author, I am always in search of new ideas and concepts that … Continue reading

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Regency Happenings: The Thames River Police Are Founded

When I was writing The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery LOTS of research was required, especially information about the policing practices in Regency Era London. One of my discoveries was the River Thames Police…. In the … Continue reading

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How Was It to Shop in Market Towns and Villages of Early 1800s England?

Needless to say there would not be street vendors, but rather peddlers, who would travel from village to village, selling their ware. “A peddler, in British English pedlar, also known as a canvasser, cheapjack, monger, higler or solicitor (with negative connotations … Continue reading

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