Regency Culture and Society: A Letter from a Young Gentleman to His Sister

Appearing in the Lady’s Monthly Museum (1803, Volume 11), this letter from a young gentleman to his sister is everything a letter from a big brother should be. Filled with caution, care, and foreboding warnings of danger! ruination! and all the delights of Town, its a wonderful example of not only the thoughts and feelings of gently reared siblings (including affection), but also gives us … 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