Monthly Archives: January 2022

Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 3)

This post originally appeared on Babblings of a Book Worm. Enjoy! Women who took on the role of governess during the early years of the nineteenth century had no idea they were changing history. As more and more families demanded … Continue reading

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What Do We Know of “Love” in Pride and Prejudice?

Most who have read the book consider Pride and Prejudice a love story, but how often does Austen actually used the word “love” in the novel? And is there more than one kind of love expressed? Let us see… In … Continue reading

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Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 2)

This post originally appeared on From Pemberley to Milton in early December 2021. Enjoy! A governess during the Regency and Victorian eras possessed no expectation ever to marry, which means Elizabeth Bennet, in my tale, cannot hope to win Mr. … Continue reading

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Doublespeak: Favorite Euphemisms or How I Learned Something of “Poppycock”

Euphemisms? We learn them in the most peculiar ways. I recall as a child that my mother was very upset with me when I used the word “poppycock.” You see, I thought myself quite sophisticated to learn a new word … Continue reading

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Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 1)

Note! This post originally appeared on Savvy Verse and Wit in late November 2021. Enjoy! The life of a governess in the Regency period was certainly not a glamorous one. These young women were most likely from a gentile family. … Continue reading

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Colchester, the Oldest Recorded Town in England

Colchester is an historic Essex town, Britain’s first city and former capital of Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years. In AD49, Colchester was the capital of the kingdom of Cunobelin. It was considered a Roman Colonia, basically, a community dedicated … Continue reading

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On Being a Midwife, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

During the Georgian and Regency eras, and even earlier, most women who were “breeding” worried a great deal, as these were the most dangerous years of their life. Two of Jane Austen’s brothers lost their wives in childbirth, so she … Continue reading

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“Will Nobody Have Compassion on My Poor Nerves?” a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post first appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 9 September 2021. Enjoy!!! Mrs. Bennet is one of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters. Clearly Austen wants us to laugh at her histrionics and her constant, blatant husband hunting, and … Continue reading

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Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor, the First Lady Who Did Not Want Her Husband Elected

I tend to be a history geek, thriving on snippets of history of which I had no prior knowledge. One of my grandkids is equally as interested in history as I; therefore, I love to find snippets I can share … Continue reading

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Annulments, Divorces, Criminal Conversation in the Regency

First, permit me to say that in the Regency period, divorces were few. They were expensive. The Church of England opposed divorce as vehemently as did the Roman Catholic church. The Church of England only permitted a “legal separation,” which … Continue reading

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