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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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Regency Bicentennial:   The Great Porter Flood

Two hundred years ago today, a freak accident occurred which sent a flood of beer into the poor London neighborhood of St. Giles. This was not just any beer. It was porter, at the time, the beer which was most … Continue reading

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Chasing the Rose by Andrea di Robilant

Recently, I published a review here of the biography of Lucia Mocenigo, a Venetian lady who lived through the Napoleonic era. The author, Andrea di Robilant, is that lady’s great-great-great-great-grandson, and spent many hours pouring over her papers and those … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Wellington Moves Into Pauline’s Palace

Two hundred years ago, today, the Duke of Wellington moved in to the Palais Borghese in Paris. It was the opulent Paris town home of Princess Pauline Borghese, the youngest sister of the recently deposed French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. As … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial: Princess Charlotte Bolts

The whole scandalous business began exactly two hundred years ago today, at about five o’clock in the afternoon. The Prince Regent had heard shocking rumors about his daughter, Princess Charlotte, and a certain rakish Prussian prince, which thoroughly infuriated him. … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial: Queen Charlotte Officially Welcomes Wellington

Two hundred years ago, tomorrow, Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington, was formally welcomed back to Great Britain by Queen Charlotte, at her London home, Buckingham House. With Napoleon safely in exile on the island of Elba, and … Continue reading

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