Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eccentrics of the Regency Series: Scrope Berdmore Davies

In 1976, the New York Daily News reported a story of an unusual find in the Barclay Bank’s vaults. Scrope Davies’s leather trunk was identified, and as Davies being a close associate of both Byron and Shelley, the news was … Continue reading

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Mudiford: The Forgotten Resort plus Excerpt from “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy”

(This post and excerpt first appeared on My Jane Austen Book Club on March 11, 2013.) With the onset of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the idea of a European Grand Tour for English aristocratic class lost its … Continue reading

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Writing “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”

This interview originally was posted to The Dark Jane Austen Book Club website on March 18, 2013. My novel “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” is their book read for March. When did you begin with your Pride and Prejudice books? … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Series: Robert Barclay Allardice

Known at Captain Barclay, Robert Barclay Allardice was in Scotland in August 1777. Compared to his sedentary contemporaries, Barclay was one of the most athletic men of his time. Barclay came by his athletic tendencies honestly. His family is said … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency: Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford

Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford (11 March 1777 – 1 March 1842), styledViscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822, was a British Tory politician and art collector. Seymour-Conway was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 2nd … Continue reading

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Interview with Regina Jeffers from Historical Fiction: Georgian Style

This interview was first posted on Laura Purcell’s “Historical Fiction: Georgian Style” on March 7, 2013. Why is the Regency Period important and why should we want to read about it? The Regency marked the beginning of the Britannia Pax, … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Jane Austen Novels?

  Becoming Jane is an imaginative, romantic tale that captures Jane Austen’s spirit, while playing with the truth. Many of us on this site have written our own “what if” stories, and so, maybe, we might be able to suspend reality … Continue reading

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