Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Passing of a Princess — The Regency Trigger

This past March, I wrote about the upcoming bicentennial of the English Regency, and how I plan to mark the various two-hundredth anniversaries of significant events from my favorite period of history. The anniversary of the first of those significant … Continue reading

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The Bees of Napoleon

No, Napoleon was not a bee-keeper. However, he often wore bees, or rather images of the small, industrious insects, sometimes quite a lot of them, embroidered on some of his regal garments. They also ornamented many objects in his imperial … Continue reading

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Some Secrets of Sash Windows

Over the course of many years, I have had occasion to visit and/or study a number of historic buildings. Many of these structures were built prior to or during the English Regency, and thus the design and construction of their … Continue reading

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Lord Petersham — Brown in the Regency — Part Three

In Part Two of my biographical sketch of the charmingly eccentric Lord Petersham, last week I gave an account of the Viscount’s life on the town in Regency London and his various extensive collections of walking-sticks, tea, snuff and snuff-boxes. … Continue reading

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Lord Petersham — Brown in the Regency — Part Two

Last week, in Part One of my biographical sketch of the eccentric Regency dandy, Viscount Petersham, I recounted the story of his life from his salad days through his career in the army, to his entrance onto the scene of … Continue reading

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