Regency Advertisements: A Cooperative Education

A lady instructing a young lady at the piano

This ad appeared in the January 1807 edition of La Belle Assemblee in Bell’s Monthly Compendium of Advertisements.  I believe this crafty Mama was trying to exercise economy, while still allowing her daughters to learn … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: The Withdrawing Rooms

Ground plans of two manor homes circa Regency

  In a follow up from my post/questions about bathroom habits of Regency people, and expanding on an earlier post about cloak rooms and withdrawing rooms, on offer today is a detailed look at withdrawing … Continue

Regency Customs: A Receipt for Courtship

A gentleman and a young lady courting

This 1805 caricature of courtship gives a simple recipe for love and marriage (by Lurie & Whittle of Fleet Street): Two or three dears, and two or three sweets; Two or three balls, and two … Continue