Monthly Archives: December 2011

1811:   The Year in Review

Many of the news programs have devoted time during their broadcasts this week to reviews of various aspects of the past year. Since this rapidly-ending year marks the bicentennial of the beginning of the Regency in England, I thought it … Continue reading

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Dancing the Easter Carols

Christmas is now just two days away, so you think I meant to title this article "Singing the Christmas Carols" didn’t you? But the thing is, you see, that came much later, long after the ancient origins of the music … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jane!

The Jane to whom I offer my birthday wishes today is, of course, Jane Austen, whose six much beloved novels were all published during the Regency. Today is the 236th anniversary of her birthday and I would like to mark … Continue reading

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London’s Bond Streets: Old and New

During this season of shopping it seems an appropriate time to shed a little light on the history of one of the main shopping streets of Regency London. Though Bond Street is generally referred to as a single street today, … Continue reading

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Biblio for Books

Biblio, more precisely,, was not in existence during the Regency. Yet I do feel an article about it has a place here, for a considerable portion of the books in my personal research library have made their way to … Continue reading

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