Category Archives: historical fiction

Annuities in the Regency as Basis for “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain”

Much of the action of my Mr. Darcy’s Bargain, is based around a scam perpetrated by Mr. Wickham upon the citizens of Meryton, as well as Mr. Darcy’s attempts to thwart him. Wickham convinces many in Hertfordshire to invest in an … Continue reading

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Felt But Unseen in Pride and Prejudice, a Guest Post from Lelia Eye

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 30 June 2022. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Enjoy! I thought I would touch upon five characters that each have a presence which is felt … Continue reading

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“Commissions” for an Officer Engineer or Artilleryman in the Regency Era

I recently had another writer send me a message to ask about the process for a man of the gentry or the aristocracy to purchase a commission as an officer engineer or artilleryman. First, permit me to say I am … Continue reading

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Guardianships During the Regency + the Release of “A Regency Summer Garden” + A Giveaway

Today, I am removing my “Austen” hat and replacing it with my “Regency” one. Although those hats are very similar, after all, Austen lived in the Regency period, I also dabble in writing Regency romantic suspense and Regency romances. Today … Continue reading

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The Honourable East India Company + the Release of “A Regency Summer Garden” Anthology + a Giveaway

For my latest story, “The Earl’s English Rose” I have been researching bits about the British East India Company. You will have noticed the posts from Elaine Owen and Eliza Shearer on the subject last week. Today, it is my … Continue reading

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The East India Company, the World’s Most Powerful Cooperation, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

This post first appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on November 12, 2019. Enjoy! “Do you understand muslins, sir?” “Particularly well; I always buy my own cravats, and am allowed to be an excellent judge; and my sister has often … Continue reading

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Rochester and Higham, Kent, UK and How They Are Used in “Losing Lizzy: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

When I write my Pride and Prejudice based vagaries, I tend to place Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s fictionalize Rosings Park in the Rochester/Higham area of Kent. I choose this area for two basic reasons: (1) Rochester is about 30 miles … Continue reading

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Militia Officers’ Enlistment + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride Releases Today!!! When I first conceived this book, I planned to have Mr. Wickham compromise Elizabeth Bennet with a kiss and then disappear from the militia, but, before I put pen to paper, I had to … Continue reading

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Courtship and the Prospect of Marriage in Jane Austen’s Time + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

When a man of the Regency era proposed to the woman he wished to marry, there was still the need for parental approval. After all, the father could still without any “fortune” allocated to his daughter. Even if the couple … Continue reading

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Fencibles: Defending the Homeland + an excerpt from “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride”

Fencibles were the British “defense” (from the word ‘defencible’) forces raised for a specific war. They were raised for defense against the treat of invasion during the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the … Continue reading

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