Georgette Heyer: Bath Tangle

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena’s fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham — a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena … Expand

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 am sure you are not the only reader (or writer, for that matter) a bit confused about the different slang words for a fancy pants man. Macaroni fashion really started … Expand

Laurie Benson: The Unexpected Countess

-Dash it, Miss Forrester, what are you doing up here?- The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing the ton with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, on an escapade, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester–in the rain, at night, on a rooftop! Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Disappointed Hopes

This article appeared in the August 1803 issue of The Lady’s Monthly Museum, and describes a scene familiar from literature and Regency romances about disappointed hopes and a practiced rakehells dalliance.  It provides authors and readers alike with a real life (presumably) example of a man toying with a young lady’s affection: