Regency Advertisements: Crates of Earthenware

This ad appeared in La Belle Assemblee in 1807. I found a wealth of interesting 19th century objects at http://www.antiquepottery.co.uk in looking for a good earthenware picture.  Worth a perusal.  I particularly love the commemorative … Continue

Regency Culture and Society: A Woman in Want of Pockets

                        Gentle readers, you are probably already aware of the deep gender divide around pockets.  If you are not, check out this link for … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: Wigley’s Royal Promenade Rooms

                      The Picture of London, for 1804, Etc The Picture of London for 1820 Wigley’s like many museums of the era, was devoted to exhibitions … Continue

Erica Monroe: Secrets in Scarlet

His business is discovering secrets… When a girl is murdered at a factory in London, Sergeant Thaddeus Knight of the Metropolitan Police comes in to investigate. But it’s not just the factory owners that Thaddeus … Continue

Regency Household: A Boudoir Table and an Episcopal Chair

In what sounds like the opening line of a bad joke, the November 1825 issue of Ackermann’s Repository featured the fashionable furniture combination of an Episcopal Chair and a Table for a Boudoir.  There is … Continue

Regency Fashions: Garden Costume and Evening Dress

I love these whimsical creations featured in the November 1825 Ackermann’s Repository.  Although they seem like spring colors to me, they are perfect for remaining cheerful in the face of dour weather.  Included are some … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: The White House

A “discreet side entrance”  alluded to the mystery and magic of Soho’s The White House brothel (Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London, 2010, p.136).  The “famous magic brothel” in Soho Square combined … Continue

Noel Cades: The Substitute Bride

When Lily secretly takes her cousin’s place in an arranged marriage, little does she realise the desire, or the dangers, that await her. The Marquess of Westford only offered to marry disgraced Elizabeth Cosgrove to … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I … Continue