Regency Stories: The Tragic Story of Mrs. Ross


              This story appeared in the April 1818 La Belle Assemblee column, “Anecdotes of Illustrious Females”.  Although occurring several decades before the Regency, its near gothic romantic tone surely set young Regency hearts a twitter.

Regency Travel: Wherries on the Thames

In 1796 there were over 12,000 watermen in England.  By 1828 there were more than 3,000 wherries (or rowboats) on the Thames in and around London. (Old and new London: a narrative of its history, 1881).  The wherries were small crafts meant to haul people and small items across the river, and were available in many of the major cities in the UK. At any … Expand