Regency Culture and Society: Debates for the Ladies

I discovered this treasure in the October 1808 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum and thought I would share. I particularly love the hypothetical husband nicknames.

Regency Reader Questions: Mourning Clothes and the Fiance

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Moniker/Name: Vicky Source of Question: Research Your Question: I’m currently writing a story set approximately 1803 – one of the characters is a young woman of decently good social standing, whose fiance died shortly prior to their anticipated marriage. Would she be required/expected to wear mourning clothes and abstain from entertainment for a certain time, as in the case of a spouse’s death? According to … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Where is a good husband to be found?

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Published in a column called “The Listener” in the January 1816 edition of La Belle Assemblee, writer Georgiana begs the question “Where is a good husband to be found?” This cautionary tale seems to suggest that whether for love, money, or in an abundance of caution, even the most benign of suitors can turn into a monster of a husband.