Regency Reader Questions: Yellow Bounders and the Four Horse Club

Some articles and blogs claim that all chaises and post chaises must be yellow. However, the only requirement I’ve found or a particular color of any carriage is one from the Four Horse Club, that a member’s barouche must be yellow. So… Why always yellow for the chaise? The cracking of the whips, the thundering of hooves…the dashing yellow bounder rattling along the roads must’ve … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: Double Barrelled Surnames


Moniker/Name: tkh Source of Question: Research Your Question: I have read hundreds of pages on titles, forms of address, etc. I’ve perused the tomes, consulted my shelf of “how they lived” books. I was toying with the idea of writing a Regency novel (not my usual genre), and I personally do prefer to be historically accurate, but in all this research, I can’t find an … Expand

Regency Women of Character: Hannah More

Essays on various subjects, principally designed for young ladies (1810) Hannah More Hannah More (1745-1833) would eventually be known as a thought leader of evangelical, producing plays, poetry,  and later non fiction treatise on a range of moral, religious and political topics.  As a leading member of the Blue Stockings Society, she was an active campaigner against the slave trade, and dedicated to the expansion … Expand

Regency H(n)ot Spots: Cranbourne Alley

(The above is a millinery shop in Paris c. 1822) Cranbourn(e) Alley (or Street) was a paved pedestrian thoroughfare that led from Castle Street to the north east corner of Leicester Square. Beginning in 1678, it was long populated by milliners and other clothing items. London, Past and Present, 1891 By the Regency era, it was the premier destination for purchasing head wear, particularly for … Expand