Regency Reader Questions: The Withdrawing Rooms

Ground plans of two manor homes circa Regency

  In a follow up from my post/questions about bathroom habits of Regency people, and expanding on an earlier post about cloak rooms and withdrawing rooms, on offer today is a detailed look at withdrawing … Continue

Regency Customs: A Receipt for Courtship

A gentleman and a young lady courting

This 1805 caricature of courtship gives a simple recipe for love and marriage (by Lurie & Whittle of Fleet Street): Two or three dears, and two or three sweets; Two or three balls, and two … Continue

Regency Fashion: Walking, Full and Costume Dresses

Appearing in the January 1807 issue of La Belle Assemblee, I love the drama of these creations (and I am not just talking about the costume!)  Even as understated as the lines were in the … Continue

Regency Culture and Society: Ladies Taking Snuff

Elegantly dressed lady taking snuff

  One of my favorite schticks in a Heyer novel is in Regency Buck when Judith is taught how to take snuff.  It sums up the folly and fashion of youth so beautifully! But what … Continue

Maggie Mackeever: Our Tabby

  (click the cover to go to Amazon to purchase.  Kindle is affordable at $3.99) It all started with a broken-down carriage and a misunderstanding regarding a certain room at the local inn. Now, in … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: Beasts of the Tower

historical plate of animals cages at the Tower of London

A View to London, 1803 The Tower of London held many curiosities during the Regency, being one of the favored attractions (as it still is today) when visiting Town.  The Royal Menagerie at the Tower … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: It’s Potty Time

bordaloue for ladies

Tara K, who has sent me a raft of interesting questions including glove etiquette, whether ladies could say “cheese”, and why certain conveyances were painted yellow, has sent a new batch to try and “stump … Continue

Top Ten: New Books about Dukes

If you are a Regency Reader who adores Dukes, there is a flood of new historical romances starring Duke heroes. Some are late Georgian, a few are Regency…and all promise to be delicious and steamy … Continue