Regency Science and Invention: The Calculating Engine

  Loving the friendly face of Charles Babbage and his amazing inventions, I did a post on him many years ago.  Recently, a reader from the Netherlands wrote me a very kind and informative email to share that Babbage was supported by the genuis of Ada Lovelace, Byron’s only legitimate daughter. Ada has never been featured as a Regency Woman of Character primarily because she … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Awards Night


    Published in the July 1821 issue of Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c this list of awards provides an interesting window in to honored arts, agricultural achievements and inventions.  I love how women are thoroughly represented (albeit in the arts categories). The image is from a 2011 auction of a medal given in 1794, so apparently a few of these are still in … Expand