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

Regency Health and Medicine: Mercurial Ointment

        Domestic Medicine, Or, A Valuable Treatise on the Prevention and Cure (1804) Found this recipe for mercury ointment (!) in a domestic medicine book and had to share.   Before the toxicity … Continue

Regency Advertisements: For All You Military Men…

              Now the “oldest cosmetics manufacturer in the UK” (http://johngosnell.com/about-us/history/) dating back to 1677, during the Regency era the company of Price & Gosnell had a location on Leadenhall … Continue

Regency Advertisements: Lost Happiness Regained (in other words, abortions)

I learn the most interesting things about Regency society reading the advertisments.  Take this week’s knowledge on book prices, or when I learned powdered drinks were not just a modern thing. I spied this ad … Continue