Monthly Archives: August 2013

Regency Happenings: The Battle of Stoney Creek from the War of 1812

The Battle of Stoney Creek was fought on 6 June 1813 during the War of 1812 near present day Stoney Creek, Ontario. British units made a night attack on an American encampment. Due in large part to the capture of … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Chevalier d’Eon, French Diplomat, Spy, Soldier, and Transvestite

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont (5 October 1728 – 21 May 1810), usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy and soldier, whose first 49 years were spent as a man, and whose last 33 years were spent … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood

Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood (26 September 1748 – 7 March 1810) was an admiral of the Royal Navy, notable as a partner with Lord Nelson in several of the British victories of the Napoleonic Wars, and frequently … Continue reading

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Regency Folly: The Walcheren Campaign

The Walcheren Campaign was an unsuccessful British expedition to the Netherlands in 1809 intended to open another front in the Austrian Empire’s struggle with France during the War of the Fifth Coalition. Around 40,000 soldiers, 15,000 horses together with field … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: John Gale Jones, Radical Orator

John Gale Jones (1769–1838) was an English radical orator. He was several times imprisoned for provocative agitation against the government. Early Life He was admitted to Merchant Taylors’ School in 1783 and was then described as born on 16 October … Continue reading

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Late Regency Happening: The Peterloo Massacre

On August 16, 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester. A crowd of 60,000-80,000 had gathered to protest the lack of parliamentary representation for the heavily populated industrialized areas. With the end of the Napoleonic Wars … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Sir Francis Burdett, Reformist Politician Known as “Old Glory”

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (25 January 1770 – 23 January 1844) was an English reformist politician, the son of Francis Burdett and his wife Eleanor, daughter of William Jones of Ramsbury manor, Wiltshire, and grandson of Sir Robert Burdett, … Continue reading

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