Monthly Archives: July 2013

Regency Era Unrest: The Spa Fields Riots, the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act, and the Treason Act of 1817

The Spa Fields Riots were public disorder arising out of mass meetings at Spa Fields, Islington, England, on 15 November and 2 December 1816. Revolutionary Spenceans, who opposed the British government, had planned to encourage rioting and then seize control … Continue reading

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Regency Personality: Arthur Thistlewood, British Conspirator

Arthur Thistlewood and the Cato Street Conspiracy play a minor role in my Work in Progress, A Touch of Love. Here is a bit about each… Arthur Thistlewood (1774–May 1, 1820) was a British conspirator in the Cato Street Conspiracy. … Continue reading

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Georgian and Regency Revolutionary: Thomas Spence, British Radical and Advocate for Common Ownership of Land

Thomas Spence (June 21 Old Style/ July 2 New Style, 1750 – September 8, 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land. Life Spence was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, and was the son of a Scottish … Continue reading

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This post comes from Julie Bosman and The New York Times. William Lynch was brimming with the enthusiasm of a start-up entrepreneur. It was January 2012, and Mr. Lynch, Barnes & Noble’s chief executive, was showing off the company’s shiny … Continue reading

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History of Lacemaking Before the Regency Period

In my Work in Progress (WIP), A Touch of Love, there is a simple scene in a mercantile where the women are discussing the purchase of lace, which sent me on a hunt for the history of lacemaking. Below is … Continue reading

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Regency Personalities: Sir Richard Onslow, 1st Baronet, Naval Commander

Sir Richard Onslow, 1st Baronet GCB (23 June 1741 – 27 December 1817) was an English naval officer who played a distinguished role at the Battle of Camperdown. Naval Career He was the younger son of Lt-Gen. Richard Onslow and … Continue reading

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Regency Era Celebrity: Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, England’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (7 June 1770 – 4 December 1828) was a British politician and the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1812–27) since the Union with Ireland in 1801. He was 42 years old … Continue reading

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