Monthly Archives: January 2015

Regency Era Lexicon – The Letter “D”

A Regency Lexicon – And Then There Was “D” The Daily Courant – England’s first daily newspaper; founded in 1702 Damask – a fancy silk or linen fabric used for table linen; usually had a flower design raised “Dark Lady” … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity, Captain James Cook, Part 3: Cook’s Legacy

Legacy Ethnographic Collections The Australian Museum acquired its Cook Collection in 1894 from the Government of New South Wales. At that time the collection consisted of 115 artefacts collected on Cook’s three voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean, during the period … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Captain James Cook, Part 2: Cook’s Voyages

This post continues the one from yesterday, which introduced Captain James Cook. Voyages of Exploration First Voyage (1768–71)                 In 1766 the Royal Society engaged Cook to travel to the Pacific Ocean to … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Captain Jack Cook, Part 1: Cook’s Early Life and Military Career

In exploring information on Alexander von Humboldt for a book I am writing, I was reintroduced to Captain James Cook, and I thought I would share the high points of this remarkable man’s life. Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 … Continue reading

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The Resurgence of Austen Authors

Tomorrow a group blog of which I was a member from September 2010 to January 2014 will relaunch with a whole new group of Austen-inspired authors. Sharon Lathan and I will act as administrators for Austen Authors, which will rise … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When? Traveling Was a MOOving Experience

As an author, I am often on the road and staying at motels/hotels. My friend Kim crisscrosses America at least once per week and often bemoans the desire to sleep in her own bed. Even so, both Kim and I … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency: Maria Fagniani

Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Maria Fagniani The mistresses of the Prince Regent and his brothers were as well known as the men. The Duke of Clarence, for example, sired ten children with Mrs Jordan, and the Duke of … Continue reading

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