Tag Archives: Covent Garden

Historic Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping … Continue reading

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The OP Riots of 1809

  The Old Price Riots of 1809 were caused by rising prices at the new Theatre at Covent Garden, London, after the previous one had been destroyed by fire. Covent Garden was one of two “patent” theatres in London in … Continue reading

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A Regency Era Lexicon – “A” and “B” Are Followed By “C”

    Regency Era Lexicon Cadet – the youngest son or branch of a family Called to the bar – authorized to practice law as a barrister Camisole – a woman’s undershirt worn between the dress and the corset Candlemas … Continue reading

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