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 Culture and Society: Disappointed Hopes

This article appeared in the August 1803 issue of The Lady’s Monthly Museum, and describes a scene familiar from literature and Regency romances about disappointed hopes and a practiced rakehells dalliance.  It provides authors and … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Mourning Clothes and the Fiance

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Moniker/Name: Vicky Source of Question: Research Your Question: I’m currently writing a story set approximately 1803 – one of the characters is a young woman of decently good social standing, whose fiance died shortly prior … Continue