Regency Culture and Society: A Woman in Want of Pockets

                        Gentle readers, you are probably already aware of the deep gender divide around pockets.  If you are not, check out this link for … Continue

Regency Culture and Society: On Female Politicians

I spied this article in the October 1800 edition of The Lady’s Monthly Museum and found it fascinating…so had to share. Although it cites a French publication (and very sexist one at that), its inclusion … Continue

Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808

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Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) … Continue

Regency Women of Character: Diana Sperling

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  Diana Sperling (Di to family) was born in 1791 and lived, until her marriage in 1834, with her parents and siblings at Dynes Hall near Halstead (Essex).  Her whimsical, often comical, watercolors depict the … Continue