Regency Culture and Society: Valentine’s and Puzzle Purses

Puzzle purses were one way lovers could exchange “Valentines” as early as the 1700s.  Constructed from paper folded in intricate origami style, each panel would hold a romantic message or drawing (https://www.marthastewart.com/1099224/decorative-past-puzzle-purse-valentine).  I found a … Continue

Regency Villians: Lady Sutherland

Portrait of Elizabeth, Lady Sutherland

Elizabeth Sutherland Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (née Gordon, 24 May 1765 – 29 January 1839)was married to George Granville Leveson-Gower, Viscount Trentham who succeeded to his father’s title of Marquess of Stafford in 1803. Alternatively known as … Continue

Regency Advertisements: Furniture Cloth and Breeches

19th Century Drapery Shop

Appearing in January 1818’s edition of Ackermann’s Repository is an ad for G. Fox’s Warehouse for table, furniture and window coverings. There was a similar ad run in June 1818 that talks about G. Fox’s … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Gunshot Wounds and Memory Loss

Moniker/Name: Mia Source of Question: Research Your Question: I am currently writing my own Regency book and I was wondering what a physician would do with a gunshot wound to someone’s side and a gunshot … Continue

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 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

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