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Playing Cards at Balls and Gaming Hells During the Regency

Many books dealing with the Regency Era mention card playing going in designated rooms at balls, but what type of cards were the gentlemen (and a few ladies) playing? Would they be gambling and playing games for money like 21 … Continue reading

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Gambling and the Fate of the Haute Ton’s “Club Widow”

Being what was known as a “club widow” was a common situation for married women of the aristocracy in London. Men frequented their clubs more often than they did their homes. White’s, Brooks’s, and Boodle’s were the three great clubs … Continue reading

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