Category Archives: Church of England

What Exactly Did It Mean for A Clergyman to Have a “Living” Bestowed Upon Him During the Regency Period?

We often read in a Regency era book something to the effect of the master of the estate bestowing a “living” upon a clergyman. Exactly, what did that entail? Once the living was bestowed, could the owner of the estate … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of a Marriage of Convenience During the Regency Era

I am more than certain many of you have read stories about a “marriage of convenience” in Regency romances, but what does that mean exactly?  First, such a marriage did not mean “NO” sex forever, not simply no sex for … Continue reading

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Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex: Two Illegal Marriages

The sixth son and ninth child of King George III and Queen Charlotte, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, was known to have convulsive asthma’; therefore, he did not join his brothers Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, and Adolphus, Duke of … Continue reading

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Jonathan Martin, Arsonist ~ Full of Fury and Fire

Many of my Regency stories is set in Yorkshire, one of my favorite places in the UK. Today, I bring you a tale that occurred on 1 February 1829, in the town of York and, specifically, involved the Cathedral and … Continue reading

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The Brides, the Grooms, and the Weddings in Jane Austen Novels, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors Blog on April 30, 2019.  The wedding season is well and truly upon us. I have three weddings this year, two of them in the next few weeks, which has got me … Continue reading

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Broken Engagements in the Regency Period

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

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Special Licences in Regency Era

In 1753, the Hardwick Marriage Act passed, and Georgian couples in England and Wales could choose among three ways to marry: with the reading of the banns, by a common (sometimes referred to as an “ordinary”) licence, and by special … Continue reading

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