Regency Advertisements: Wigleworth’s Wine

  This ad appeared in the January 1818 La Belle Assemblee, proclaiming the availability of every hero’s favorite drink (he at least likes one of them, and if he is a rakehell, all of them).

Regency Culture and Society: Botanical Emblems

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Appearing in the January 1820 La Belle Assemblee, this collection of Botanical Emblems features symbols for truth, joy, and superstition.  A young lady may use this information to inform paintings, embroidery or poetry, invoking all the symbolic history of flora and fauna.  Other examples from La Belle Assemblee demonstrate that while the language of flowers wouldn’t be widespread until the Victorian era, it was nonetheless … Expand