Tag Archives: Travel

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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Before the Camera:   Bird Prints

People have always been fascinated by birds, for these creatures, unlike humans, were not earth-bound. They had the power of flight, to soar freely through the air at will, unimpeded by any obstacle. In addition, many of them sported beautiful … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of Henry Angelo

Any reader of the Regency novels of Georgette Heyer will be aware of one of the important sporting haunts of Regency gentlemen, Henry Angelo’s Fencing Academy, in Bond Street. If scenes were not set in the environs of the academy, … Continue reading

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Western Muslims and Turn-Turks

Something which many people may not realize is that there were a number of westerners, mostly men, living freely in the Middle East as Muslims during the Regency. Though the majority of westerners in the areas of the Levant and … 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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Long Before The Six Napoleons

Those of you who enjoy the Sherlock Holmes mysteries may well be familiar with The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, a story about a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte, set in late Victorian London. But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was … Continue reading

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A Treatise on Carriages by William Felton

In the course of some recent research, I came across a particularly useful book, first published in the late eighteenth century, which I suspect nearly every Regency author will want to add to their research library. The book was written … Continue reading

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