Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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The Scotsman, a Regency Era Newspaper, Which Has Survived to Modern Times

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper published from Edinburgh. It was a broadsheet until 16 August 2004. Its sister publication, the Sunday newspaper Scotland on Sunday, remains a broadsheet. The Scotsman Publications Ltd also issues the Edinburgh Evening News … Continue reading

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Historic Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping … Continue reading

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Bedford Estate, a Central London Estate

The Bedford Estate is a historic central London estate owned by the Russell family. who possess the peerage of Duke of Bedford. The estate was originally based in Covent Garden, then stretched to include Bloomsbury in 1669. The Covent Garden … Continue reading

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The “Real” Mr. Selfridge

I am a bit obsessed with the PBS series “Mr. Selfridge,” starring Jeremy Piven. My obsession does not come from the intrigue, but from the history behind the show. My son teaches Business courses, and he and I have been … Continue reading

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London’s Red Lion Square

Red Lion Square is a small square on the boundary of Bloomsbury and Holborn in London. The square was laid out in 1684 by Nicholas Barbon, taking its name from the Red Lion Inn. According to some sources the bodies … Continue reading

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Regency Era Celebrity: John Nash, the Prince Regent’s Architect

John Nash (18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) was a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George IV. Nash was also a … Continue reading

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