Category Archives: Living in the UK

Learning to Be the “Lady of the Manor”

 Ladies in a country house were expected to practice the “correct” moral, social, and religious customs of the day. Not only were them women judged by these standards, but so were the rest of their family, especially if they acted … Continue reading

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AARRGGHH!! The Need for Historical Accuracy…

Research . . . AARGH!!!! One of the best parts of being a writer is learning new things. However, one of the worst parts of being a writer is researching those new things. As I am certain everyone who writes … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? Guest Post from Martine Roberts

This post was originally posted on Austen Authors, but I thought it worthy of a second look. From Martine Roberts we have a post on our favorite Austen hero (or it that our favorite bad boy)? IT is a truth universally … Continue reading

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Life Below Stairs: Non-Existent Legal Redress

Was there legal redress for the servants of Victorian households?  Although there was genuine concern for the conditions in which many of the servants operated, most claimed it was impossible to make laws to protect domestic servants. Those that were … Continue reading

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Ever Been on a “Cook’s Tour”?

Most of you are likely to think a “cook’s tour” has something to do with a chef’s culinary excellence, but the phrase actually has its roots in the world’s oldest and largest travel organization.   Thomas Cook was a 32-year old … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Connections to the Stoneleigh Barony

For a chapter I am doing for the upcoming release of In Bed with the British (July 2017), I explore questions of inheritance and the custom of primogeniture. Needless to say, I could not do so without looking at Jane Austen’s … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Grief at Losing Her Beloved Albert

On December 14, 1861, Prince Albert succumbed to what was believed to be typhoid fever, although a recent book Magnificent Obsession by historian Helen Rappenport suggest the prince suffered from Crohn’s disease. (The Daily Mail). Queen Victoria’s grief over the loss … Continue reading

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