Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Peep Into the Past:  Brighton in the Olden Time, by John George Bishop

This curiously charming book was a pleasantly serendipitous discovery while I was researching a completely different topic. However, Brighton is one of my favorite settings for a Regency romance, perhaps because it was an important setting for the very first … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Children

Today, the fairy tales which are published as having been collected by the Brothers Grimm are thought to be quite suitable for everyone. However, the original versions of most of those tales were highly criticized as being very inappropriate for … Continue reading

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Oral Hygiene During the Regency

"The toothpowder genius has some sort of hold over her," Penelope said. Chapter 8,   The Double Wager By Mary Balogh This is one of my favorite lines, from one of my favorite traditional Regency romances, in which the heroine’s … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Murals in the Painted Chamber Revealed

The Painted Chamber was part of the complex of the Palace of Westminster in London. Though the chamber itself had been known for centuries, until the turn of the nineteenth century, the fact that the walls were covered with a … Continue reading

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