Regency Reader Questions: A Cheesy Question

  A Cheesy QuestionIn the c. 1832 publication, “Whom to Marry and How to Get Married…,” there is a description on pg 24 that implies that it is horrifyingly uncouth for a young lady to actually say “cheese.” (It’s also apparently uncouth to say “cabbage,” which should be referred to only as “greens.”) However, I have not found a single reference that says why it … Expand

Regency Advertisements: Play the Lottery!

  Appearing in the 1806 La Belle Assemblee, these two ads promise untold riches for those game enough to enter the lottery. Lotteries were in England officially since 1566. The English State Lottery ran from 1694-1826, when parliament shut it down.