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

Regency Reader Questions: Seasons and Wards

Regency Reader Question My question is rather specific, so please forgive that, but I have not any luck in finding any information for this problem. In my book, the girl is left an orphan, and she is then sent to live with a friend of the father (since he chooses who will be the next guardian), who is of higher rank. This is after she … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Almacks

Almack’s Assembly Rooms.  That bastion and beacon of the haute ton.  Moreover, it was one of the first London clubs that admitted both men and women. Opened Feb. 20, 1756 on King Street in St. James, exclusivity of the club was managed by the six or seven Lady Patronesses, who gave non-transferrable annual vouchers to those who could pass the social muster.  Younger sons, for … Expand