Tag Archives: George IV

Love With an Improper Stranger

Love With an Improper Stranger Originally posted on My Jane Austen Book Club on November 9, 2011 Love with an Improper Stranger by Regina Jeffers George IV In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of … Continue reading

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England Thrives Under George III

England Changes Under George III’s Reign In 1762, the year George III and his wife Queen Charlotte gave the English people the first heir born to a ruling monarch since the “Old Pretender,” James II’s son (1688), Britain was on … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Even Royalty Loves Good Literature by Laura Purcell

Today I am happy to bring you a guest post from the fabulous Laura Purcell, who is in the midst of a blog tour for the release of The Queen of Bedlam, a book about Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: The Decadent George IV

Those of us who regularly “study” the period know as the Regency are well aware of the hedonistic nature of George IV, but many are unaware of the extent of the Prince Regent’s decadent ways. In truth, George IV, the … Continue reading

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Regency Scandal: Princess Charlotte’s Indiscretions

In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of Wales, interest in William of Orange. The move would have strengthened England’s alliance with the Netherlands. Orange had lived in exile in England and had … Continue reading

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Regency Era Events: The Six Acts, Squashing Treasonable Conspiracy

In the United Kingdom, following the Peterloo Massacre of August 16, 1819, the British government acted to prevent any future disturbances by the introduction of new legislation, the so-called Six Acts, which labelled any meeting for radical reform as “an … Continue reading

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Summer Banquet Blog Hop: Marie-Antoine Carême, the First Celebrity Chef and One Time Head Chef for the Prince Regent

Welcome to Day 3 of the Summer Banquet Blog Hop .  As part of the SBBH, I am giving away an autographed copy of three of my titles (see below). Winners will be chosen at noon on Sunday, June 9 … Continue reading

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The Star of Israel, Mendoza the Jew

Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize fighter to become Champion of England from 1792 to 1795. Mendoza stood but 5’7”, but he was a scrapper. Weighing in a 11.5 stone (160 pounds), he was billed as “Mendoza the Jew.” … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Sir John Lade

Sir John Lade, 2nd Baronet (1 August 1759 – 10 February 1838) was a prominent member of Regency society, notable as an owner and breeder of racehorses,  as an accomplished driver, associated with Samuel Johnson’s  circle, and one of George IV’s  closest friends. At … Continue reading

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The “French” Influence on the Regency Era

With George III’s first bit of madness in 1788 to the death of George IV in 1830, the world experienced the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna, and the Age of Reform. England found itself inundated with … Continue reading

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