Monthly Archives: February 2013

Winner of Hearts Through History Blog Hop

I am happy to announce the winner of my part of the Hearts Through History Blog Hop is Diane Sallans. Diana will receive an autographed copy of my February release of His: Two Regency Novellas.  Advertisements

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Hearts Through History Blog Hop & Giveaway: History of Valentine’s Day

As part of the Hearts Through History Blog Hop, I thought today that we would take a closer look at the man who became known as St. Valentine. For my part of the Blog Hop, I am offering a copy … Continue reading

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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 York’s relationship with Mary Anne Clarke caused a … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore

  For today, we’ll take an look at another of the Prince Regent’s inner circle, a man known by one and all as “Hellgate,” Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore. Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore (14 August 1769 – 6 … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Colonel George Hanger

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine (13 October 1751–31 March 1824) was a British solidier, author and eccentric. He was born into a prosperous family in Gloucestershire,  being the third son of seven children. His father, was Gabriel Hanger,  a Parliamentarian, who in … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Sir John Lade

Sir John Lade, 2nd Baronet (1 August 1759 – 10 February 1838) was a prominent member of Regency society, notable as an owner and breeder of racehorses,  as an accomplished driver, associated with Samuel Johnson’s  circle, and one of George IV’s  closest friends. At … Continue reading

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Gambling and the Fate of the Haute Ton’s “Club Widow”

Being what was known as a “club widow” was a common situation for married women of the aristocracy in London. Men frequented their clubs more often than they did their homes. White’s, Brooks’s, and Boodle’s were the three great clubs … Continue reading

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