Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Brown Bess: The Standard of Weaponry in the Napoleonic Wars

As I said yesterday, my research for my Work in Progress (Book 6 of the Realm Series, A Touch of Love) has led me to explore weaponry during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Below, one find information on the British … Continue reading

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The Baker Rifle: Britain’s First Long-Distance Weapon

I am in the midst of research for my next book in the Realm series. A Touch of Love will be released in late October 2013. Part of that research included discovering more about weaponry AFTER the Napoleonic Wars. So, … Continue reading

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The BreakUp of Barnes & Noble

This post comes from Bloomberg Businessweek: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:US) moved closer to breaking up the largest U.S. bookstore chain after its chief executive officer resigned and it named a manager with a history of spinning off units to … Continue reading

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The Waterloo Bridge in London, Spanning Nearly 200 Years of History

Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England, between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The name of the bridge is in memory of the Anglo-Dutch and Prussian victory at the Battle of … Continue reading

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London’s Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall Gardens

Vauxhall Gardens (English pronunciation: /ˈvɒksɔːl/) was a pleasure garden, one of the leading venues for public entertainment in London, England, from the mid 17th Century to the mid 19th Century. Originally known as New Spring Gardens, the site was believed … Continue reading

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The Pentridge Uprising: Foiled by Oliver the Spy and Lord Sidmouth

The Pentridge Uprising plays a role in my Work in Progress, A Touch of Love, which is book 6 in my highly popular Realm Series. I thought I would share some of my research on the event. The Pentrich (originally … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Princess Caraboo, Extraordinary Imposter

Mary Baker (née Willcocks) (1791 – 24 December 1864) was a noted impostor who went by the name Princess Caraboo. She pretended to be from a far away island and fooled a British town for some months. Biography On 3 … Continue reading

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