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 Street as well as one, briefly, on Lombard St.  Patey was a partner for only 1 year (1817), so this ad has a unique place in that company’s history. October … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Debates for the Ladies

I discovered this treasure in the October 1808 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum and thought I would share. I particularly love the hypothetical husband nicknames.

Regency Men: The Eccentric Mad Jack

Yep, that’s a dude riding a bear.  Yep, it really happened.  And no, its probably not the craziest thing John “Mad Jack” Mytton did. Born in 1796, John Mytton was a rake of the Regency, a noted eccentric, and part of a long line of Shropshire squires. Expelled from Westminster School for fighting, followed by expulsion from Harrow demonstrated Mytton’s commitment to education was less … Expand

Regency Men: Anthony le Texier

Anthony A. Le Texier (1731-1814) was a French actor and director “renowned for being able to put on a play by acting all the different parts himself” (The Additional Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, 2015, p.13)  He was also known, in London, as a “sort of theatrical fixer” including translating and selecting French language pieces for the London stage (Shakespeare and Amateur Performance: A … Expand