Regency Pastimes: Conchology

From The young lady’s book: a manual of elegant recreations, exercises, and pursuits (1829): The book goes on to describe more specifically species and observations (you can click on any of the excerpts to be taken to the Google book and read). The science in the book seems a bit iffy, but nonetheless it is an interesting recommendation for a young lady and one that … Expand

Regency Pastimes: Hampton Court Maze


Leigh’s new picture of England and Wales, 1819 Situated on the north bank of the Thames, Hampton Court was a royal palace enlarged by King Henry VIII, redeveloped into Baroque style in part by King William III, and was visited but never inhabited by George III or other royals in the Regency (New Picture of London; Or, a View of the Political, Religious, Medical, 1830). … Expand