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Regency Bicentennial:   The Wedding of Charlotte & Leopold

This coming Monday marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. Though there had been many obstacles in their path to wedded bliss, the young couple had persevered and finally made … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Byron Leaves England

Two hundred years ago, this coming Sunday, Lord Byron boarded a ship and sailed away from England for the Continent, leaving behind his wife and baby daughter. He would never see either of them, or England, ever again. It took … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Enclosure of Finchley Common

During most of the Regency, Finchley Common was exactly that, common land on which local inhabitants had the right to graze their animals and gather fuel for their fires. For more than a century, it was also notorious as the … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Davy Tests His Safety Lamp

Two hundred years ago, tomorrow, Sir Humphrey Davy tested his mine safety lamp in a working coal mine. Davy had invented and perfected his safety lamp in the autumn 1815. Was this first test a success? More importantly, was the … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   First Publication of Emma

Two hundred years ago, this coming Wednesday, Jane Austen’s novel, Emma was published. Though it was not the last of her novels which would go to press, it was the last she would see published in her lifetime. The heroine … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Birth of Ada Byron (Lovelace)

Two hundred years ago, yesterday, a baby girl was born in Piccadilly. Though she would be her mother’s only child, she is believed to be her father’s second, but first legitimate, daughter. This little girl was, of course, Augusta Ada … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   Robert Adams — Found, then Lost

Two hundred years ago this month, an American man, who had been found that fall begging in the streets of London, boarded a ship bound for America, and promptly disappeared from history. Yet, he left behind him a most remarkable … Continue reading

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