Monthly Archives: November 2014

Quenby Hall, “Home” to Stilton Cheese

Quenby Hall is a Jacobean house in parkland near the villages of Cold Newton and Hungarton, Leicestershire, England. It is described by Pevsner (Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, E (revision) (1984). The Buildings of England – Leicestershire and Rutland. Penguin. pp. 351–3.) … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes of Love and Joy for This Little One!

My most precious grandson turns 3 today. He has stolen my heart as surely as his father did (nearly 30 years prior). 

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A Comic Play: Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs

Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by Douglas Jerrold. The story concerns a sailor, William, who returns to England from the Napoleonic Wars and finds that his wife Susan is being harassed … Continue reading

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Forms of Address and Manners in Regency England

How to Behave Like an Aristocrat in Regency England Note! This is a repeat post from nearly a year prior. Several have asked for its return because of the long list of ways to address the aristocracy.    Regency Era … Continue reading

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Love With an Improper Stranger

Love With an Improper Stranger Originally posted on My Jane Austen Book Club on November 9, 2011 Love with an Improper Stranger by Regina Jeffers George IV In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of … Continue reading

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