Regency Hot Spots: Argyll Rooms

“At the corner of Little Argyll Street formerly stood the Argyll Rooms. The establishment was founded under the auspices of Colonel Greville, a noted sportsman and “man about town” under the Regency, who purchased a large house and turned it into a place of entertainment, as a rival to the Pantheon. The fashionable world worshipped at Colonel Greville’s shrine, and its balls, masquerades, and amateur … Expand

June Calvin: The Jilting of Baron Pelham

Though new to the London marriage mart, Miss Davida Gresham had three marvelous men in her young life. One was the devastatingly attractive Baron Montgomery Pelham, newly jilted by the most beautiful belle of the ton, and seeking to use Davida as an instrument of vengeance. One was the dazzingly handsome, fabulously wealthy Harrison Curzon, bored with experienced mistresses and lusting for an innocent bride. … Expand

Regency Sex Symbols: Lord Palmerston

Henry John Temple (1784-1865), 3rd Viscount Palmerston was best known for his impressive political career.  Having served twice as Prime Minister, and as Foreign Secretary during some of the most brutal conflicts during the Regency era, he began his political career as a Tory and ended as a Liberal. Beyond his political success, he was also a Regency hottie who maintained a scandalous affaire de coeur … Expand

Regency Women of Character: Lady Castlereagh

Amelia Anne Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry (20 February 1772 – 12 February 1829) was born Amelia Hobart, daughter of the Earl of Buckinghamshire.  After her marriage to Robert Steward, Viscount Castlereagh (and later Marquis of Londonderry) in 1794 she was known most commonly as Emily Stewart, Lady Castlereagh. Marked by several contemporaries to be devoted and quite in love, the marriage produced no children.  Instead, Lady Castlereagh … Expand