Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Regency Bicentennial:   Lord Byron’s Maiden Speech

This coming Monday, 27 February 2012, marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the first speech that Lord Byron made in Parliament. Though Byron had first taken his seat in the House of Lords in March of 1809, a few weeks after … Continue reading

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Walsh Porter:   Prinny’s Artistic Advisor

Though he passed away barely a year and a half before the Regency began, the bon viveur, Walsh Porter, had a significant impact on the artistic taste of his friend, the Prince of Wales, who was soon to become Regent. … Continue reading

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On The Numbering of Houses

In the twenty-first century, in the majority of countries across the globe, every city, town and hamlet has streets with names and all the buildings on each of those streets has a number. How else are all those postal carriers … Continue reading

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A Regency Bicentennial:   Prinny Takes All!

But what did he do with it? This coming Monday, 6 February, marks the bicentennial of the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Regency. But, for the Prince Regent, that day was not just a simple anniversary. It was … Continue reading

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