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Featuring Jews in King George’s England in my “Realm” Romance, A Touch of Love

Over the years, the “backlash” regarding Georgette Heyer’s depiction of the Jewish faith in Regency England has become better known (See http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/jewish-stereotypes-in-georgette-heyers-novels/ and http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/authorial-intrusion-and-reader-response-my-georgette-heyer-experience/ for examples of the reported offending passages and the changes the current publisher of Heyer’s works has made … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin, Genius Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Franklin was known as a printer and publisher, a writer, a scientist and inventor, a philosopher and a philanthropist. The son of a candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. He was the youngest son … Continue reading

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Militia Officers in Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice”

What was the difference between the militia officers found in Regency-based novels such as Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice and the Regulars, such as Colonel Fitzwilliam, in the same book? At the time of the war with Napoleon, Great … Continue reading

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Arthur Middleton (or is it Andrew Marvell?), Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Born in June 26, 1742, Arthur Middleton was the son of Henry Middleton, 2nd President of the Continental Congress, and Mary Williams, only daughter of John Williams, a wealthy landowner, Justice of the Peace and member of the Assembly, at … Continue reading

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Matthew Thornton, President of New Hampshire and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

One of three New Hampshire men to sign the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, physician, soldier, patriot, agitated against the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the State Senate and as an associate … Continue reading

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Owain Glyndŵr, National Hero and The Last Native Welshman to Hold the Title “Prince of Wales”

Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1349 or 1359 to c. 1415) was the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru). He led an unsuccessful revolt against Henry IV of England. Glyndŵr’s family was part of the Anglo-Welsh … Continue reading

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George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, Advocate for Protestant Principles

George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (1791–1858) was an English politician known for duelling with Prime Minister Wellington. Hatton, born at Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire, on 19 May 1791, was grandson of Edward Finch-Hatton, and son … Continue reading

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