Monthly Archives: August 2019

Breaking an Engagement During the Regency + an Excerpt from MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs

A popular plot in Regency era romances is the broken engagement, but what was the truth of the situation? Unless the gentleman involved suddenly uncovered a flaw in the morals of his lady, once a man proposed to a woman, … Continue reading

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“A Taste of Peanut Butter,” Jennifer Redlarczyk’s Latest JAFF Release + a Giveaway

I read this story on Sunday evening. I must say JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) Readers will adore the HEA (happily ever after) for ODC (our dear couple). Welcome, Jen.    A Taste of Peanut Butter Welcome to A Taste … Continue reading

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Statute of Wills, Henry VIII’s Answer to Primogeniture

The Statute of Wills (32 Hen. 8, c. 1 – enacted in 1540) was an English Act of Parliament, which created a mechanism for landowners to name who would inherit their landed property. A written will was required. It permitted a … Continue reading

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Playing Cards in Jane Austen’s England, Pleasant Pastime, as Well as Gambling

… the undeniably romantic allure of the richly decorated gaming clubs or the reckless gambling of dynastic fortunes [which] rather trump[s] the dingy and dull penny games played against street walls or in alehouses. (Arthur Pitt, MA dissertation, A Study Of … Continue reading

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Loving Mr. Bennet, a Guest Post from Jann Rowland

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on June 26, 2019. Enjoy!  I’ve always liked Mr. Bennet as a character in Pride and Prejudice. He’s sarcastic and funny, he provides several priceless moments, and is Elizabeth’s true supporter, sometimes in direct … Continue reading

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Barristers and Solicitors During the Regency Era

Previously, I did a post about barristers, solicitors, and lawyers, but I have had a few questions come up since then, so I am going to repeat some of what I had written back on April 12, 2017, but add … Continue reading

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Colours of the Regency

   In my novella, “Last Woman Standing,” which is to be a part of a Christmas anthology, the heroine’s father is a horticulturalist. He has an unusual monkey flower species called the “Calico” in the book. In case you are interested, … Continue reading

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