Monthly Archives: June 2013

Regency Ghost Story from Viscount Robert Stewart Castlereagh

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, KG, GCH, PC, PC (Ire) (18 June 1769 – 12 August 1822), usually known as Lord Castlereagh, was an Irish and British statesman. As British Foreign Secretary, from 1812 he was central to the … Continue reading

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Regency Personality: Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge

The Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge KG GCB GCMG GCH PC (Adolphus Frederick; 24 February 1774 – 8 July 1850), was the tenth child and seventh son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He held the title of Duke … Continue reading

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Regency Personality: Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, British Socialite, Adventurer, and Traveler

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (12 March 1776 – 23 June 1839) was a British socialite, adventurer and traveler. Her archaeological expedition to Ashkelon in 1815 is considered the first modern excavation in the history of Holy Land archeology. Her use … Continue reading

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Georgian Personality: Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville

Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville GCB PC (12 October 1773 – 8 January 1846), known as Lord Granville Leveson-Gower from 1786 to 1814 and as the Viscount Granville from 1814 to 1833, was a British Whig statesman and diplomat. Granville … Continue reading

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Child and Co., the Model for Tellson’s Bank in Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”

Child & Co. is a formerly independent private bank that is now a separate wholly owned subsidiary and branch or brand of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group. It is based at 1 Fleet Street in the City of … Continue reading

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Winners of Summer Banquet Blog Hop

I am proud to announce the winners of my part of the Summer Banquet Blog Hop. Elizabeth MacGregor will receive an autographed copy of A Touch of Mercy. Heidi S. will receive an autographed copy of Christmas at Pemberley. Marsha … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop~The Spice Trade Changes the World’s History

Welcome to the last day of Summer Banquet Hop Giveaway. Like always to be eligible to win one of the three books I have listed below, leave a comment on the post or Tweet or Share the post on Facebook … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop~Regency Era Libations

Welcome to Day 4 of the Summer Banquet Hop Giveaway. To be eligible for my giveaway, please leave a comment on the post below or Tweet or Share on Twitter and Facebook. The giveaway ends on Sunday, June 9, 2013. … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop: Marie-Antoine Carême, the First Celebrity Chef and One Time Head Chef for the Prince Regent

Welcome to Day 3 of the Summer Banquet Blog Hop .  As part of the SBBH, I am giving away an autographed copy of three of my titles (see below). Winners will be chosen at noon on Sunday, June 9 … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop~Everyone to the Table – The Regency Breakfast Hour(s)

Welcome to Day 2 of the Summer Banquet Blog Hop. As part of the SBBH, I am giving away an autographed copy of three different titles (see below) from my catalogue. The giveaway is open internationally. Winners will be chosen … Continue reading

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