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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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Regency Bicentennial:   First Cricket Match at Lord’s “New” Ground

This Sunday marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the first cricket match played at Lord’s brand new cricket ground in St. John’s Wood. However, this was not the first cricket ground established by Thomas Lord, or even the second. It was, … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Princess Charlotte First Sets Eyes on Prince Leopold

Exactly two hundred years and one day ago, Princess Charlotte saw Prince Leopold for the first time. They were not introduced, in fact they did not even speak to one another. Perhaps it was just as well. That evening, Charlotte … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Cochrane’s Trial for the Stock Exchange Fraud

Two hundred years ago, this Sunday, the dashing and daring Royal Navy flag captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane, the real-life model for both Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, went on trial. He was accused of conspiracy in the Great Stock Exchange … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   The First English Edition of The Swiss Family Robinson

Though the exact date is not known, an English translation of one version of the book which would eventually come to be known as The Swiss Family Robinson, was first published in London in 1814. And thus, came full circle … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   First Running of the 1000 Guineas Stakes

Two hundred years ago, this coming Monday, the first running of the 1000 Guineas Stakes took place on the Newmarket racecourse. This race was the last of the five Classic English flat races to be established, all of which are … Continue reading

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