Regency Travel: The Prevalence of Conveyances

The History of Coaches, George Athelstane Thrupp To round out a month full of tidbits about travelling around in the Regency, I snipped the info below from a book called The History of Coaches. The increase in coaches definitely indicates a rising middle class, as well as perhaps more efficiency in manufacturing coaches thus making it more affordable. Although many of these would have been … Expand

Regency Women of Character: “Unbecoming” Lady Drivers

I was doing some research and ran across this account of women drivers in Hyde Park from a very starched up sexist American, and thought it was too interesting not to share.  Not the misogynistic part, the bad-a lady driving part. A Journal of Travels in England, Holland and Scotland, 1820   Almost thirty years later, there seemed to be a more practical approach to ladies … Expand