Monthly Archives: January 2022

“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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