Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Simple Overview of the English Courts During the Regency Period

One of the surprising things upon which many readers of the courtroom scene in The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin commented was the lack of a “defense attorney” for the accused. A prosecutor served the British courts, but the accused … Continue reading

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Are You Familiar with These Words and Phrases?

The words and phrases below are ones I can across in a “more traditional” Regency romance I was reading leisurely, and thought I would share some of the less common ones. Enjoy! Here and Thereian is one who has no … Continue reading

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“Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep,” a new Romantic Suspense from Regina Jeffers + Excerpt + Giveaway

It went live over the weekend!!! My latest Regency-based romantic suspense is available from Black Opal Books. Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep is the first book in the Twins’ Trilogy. The Earl Claims His Comfort and Lady Chandler’s Sister … Continue reading

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Thomas Lynch, Jr., the Youngest of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence to Meet His Death

Thomas Lynch, Jr., was born at Hopseewee Plantation in Prince George’s Parish, Winyah, South Carolina, on August 5, 1749. [This handsome home exists today on 58 acres on the Santee River on the gateway to Georgetown city and the Santee … Continue reading

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Turmoil in Europe and Queen Victoria’s England

Mourning was one of the great constants in Queen Victoria’s life. The Queen and her beloved Albert lost his maternal step grandmother, Princess Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, in February 1848. In her journal, Queen Victoria wrote, “My poor Albert is quite … Continue reading

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August Birthdays for Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors!!

In August, these fine thespians are celebrating birthdays!      August 5 – Mark Strong, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 TV version of Emma   August 6 – Romola Garai, who portrayed Emma Woodhouse in the 2009 version … Continue reading

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