Regency Advertisements: Lost Happiness Regained (in other words, abortions)

I learn the most interesting things about Regency society reading the advertisments.  Take this week’s knowledge on book prices, or when I learned powdered drinks were not just a modern thing. I spied this ad from La Belle Assemblée’s August 1807 advertising section, and I was a little perplexed and then after I thought about it…surprised.  My suspicions and interest peaked, I did a little … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Argyll Rooms

“At the corner of Little Argyll Street formerly stood the Argyll Rooms. The establishment was founded under the auspices of Colonel Greville, a noted sportsman and “man about town” under the Regency, who purchased a large house and turned it into a place of entertainment, as a rival to the Pantheon. The fashionable world worshipped at Colonel Greville’s shrine, and its balls, masquerades, and amateur … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Soho Square


Soho Square was built in the late 1670s and was initially one of the most fashionable addresses for Town dwellers.  Originally called King’ Square in honor of King Charles II, its center housed a statute of the king finished and mounted in 1681 by Danish sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber.  By the early 1800s, the statue was describe as being “in a most wretched mutilated state; … Expand