Tag Archives: William Pitt the Younger

Catholic/Protestant Marriages During the Regency + the Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Catholic/ Protestant Weddings During the Regency Era On 25 March 1754, the Hardwicke Act went into effect in England. It was designed to prevent Clandestine Weddings (Read More on Clandestine Weddings HERE) and to force couples marrying in England to … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, PC (30 May 1757 – 15 February 1844) was a British statesman, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1804. Henry Addington was the son of Anthony Addington, Pitt’s physician, and Mary … Continue reading

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Regency Personality: Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, British Socialite, Adventurer, and Traveler

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (12 March 1776 – 23 June 1839) was a British socialite, adventurer and traveler. Her archaeological expedition to Ashkelon in 1815 is considered the first modern excavation in the history of Holy Land archeology. Her use … Continue reading

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Daily Life in Jane Austen’s Time: Political Intrigue

Austen’s lifetime knew political intrigue that came to light with the splintering of the Whig party and the formation of a Conservative element. From 1788 to 1812, England experienced war after war, King George III’s madness, and the decadent lifestyle … Continue reading

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