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Regency Bicentennial:   "Flowering" in Ayrshire

Though it was certainly not his intention, by abdicating the throne of France in April of 1814, Naploeon Bonaparte set in train a series of events which would make it possible for thousands of women in southwestern Scotland to earn … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Sir John Lade Liberated

Though the exact date is unknown, it was two centuries ago, in 1814, that the infamous and notorious Sir John Lade was released from debtor’s prison, where he had spent several months. Though he had been heir to an enormous … Continue reading

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The Regency:   On the Cusp of Cuff Links

As with so many other things which have been discussed here, with regard to a new kind of men’s, and occasionally, women’s, clothing accessory, the term cuff link was just coming into use during the Regency. However, that garment accessory … Continue reading

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The Dandy Chargers — 2014 Riding Season

Thanks to a dedicated group of aficionados known as the Dandy Chargers, the velocipede, which Georgette Heyer fans know as the pedestrian curricle, is not a thing of the past. Each year, the Dandy Chargers don Regency dress and ride … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Paper Hats

Today, paper hats are most often worn for a bit of fun at parties, or are made for a child by parent or grandparent for some make-believe playtime. But during the Regency, paper hats were regularly worn by working men … Continue reading

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Regency Roof Rack:   The Imperial

Did you think all those roof racks and cargo boxes that are mounted on all those car roofs every year for summer vacation road trips are an invention of the twentieth century? Then you will be quite surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Was the Prince Regent a Jacobite?

Absolutely, as had been both his father and his grandfather before him. Curiously, though the throne of the early Hanoverian kings of England had been severely threatened by both the son and grandson of the erstwhile King James II, the … Continue reading

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