Regency Culture and Society: Valentine’s and Puzzle Purses

Puzzle purses were one way lovers could exchange “Valentines” as early as the 1700s.  Constructed from paper folded in intricate origami style, each panel would hold a romantic message or drawing (https://www.marthastewart.com/1099224/decorative-past-puzzle-purse-valentine).  I found a … 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

Maggie Mackeever: Love Match

When Lord Charnwood’s dependents shows up on his wedding day to Elizabeth Chavers, he must find a way to salvage his marriage and turn an impossible situation into a perfect match.  All he wanted was … Continue

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I … Continue