Tag Archives: 19th Century England

The Arts of Fencing and Dueling, a Guest Post from Rebecca Jamison

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on 9 March 2018.  For the last several months, I have gone to fencing classes with a group of ninth graders. The instructor told us that fencing has changed very little over the … Continue reading

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Guano, “Fertile Fortune” of the 19th Century

Living in one of the Southern states in the U.S., the season when I do not “fight” the battle of bird droppings on my Buick Lacrosse does not exist. It is a fact of life that I pay for the … Continue reading

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Life of the Gentry in the Regency Period

During the Regency Period, wealth and social class separated the English citizenry. Beginning with the Royals, citizens found their place based on birthright and wealth. The nobility stood above the gentry, who stood above the clergy, who stood above the … Continue reading

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Primogenture and the 19th Century Entail

As it had been for centuries, a man’s status in 19th Century British Society rested in the land he held. Land was a symbol of wealth and social rank. Therefore, the need to pass one’s “wealth” to future generations increased … Continue reading

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Oh, Give Me Land, Lots of Land (or) the 19th Century Entail

Oh, Give Me Land Lots of Land (or) the 19th Century Entail As it had been for centuries, a man’s status in 19th Century British Society rested in the land he held. Land was a symbol of wealth and social … Continue reading

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