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The Hainault Forest and the Fairlop Oak — Part One

The great Fairlop Oak and the ancient Forest of Hainault which surrounded it have both been swept away by the ravages of time. But during the Regency, the massive oak stood tall in the large remnant of the primordial forest … Continue reading

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Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water …

Yet again I have made a most delightfully serendipitous find in the course of my research. A lovely Regency-era guide-book which I think many Regency authors will find most helpful when they are seeking a setting for a new story, … Continue reading

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Nights on the Streets of Regency London

The title of this article might just as well be "Lights on the Streets of Regency London," except that in the Regency, the dark of night was more powerful than any light which was used against it at that time. … Continue reading

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Lucia:   A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon

This book, as have been so many which I have reviewed here over the years, was a serendipitous find while I was doing flower research for my debut novel, Deflowering Daisy. I actually read its quasi-sequel first, the search for … Continue reading

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From Colosseum to Pocket:   Toy Panoramas

The largest panorama about which I have written in my series on panoramas is certainly the enormous London Panorama drawn by Thomas Horner, which encompassed 46,000 square feet of canvas and was displayed in the great Colosseum north of Regent’s … Continue reading

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The Dandy Chargers — 2014 Riding Season

Thanks to a dedicated group of aficionados known as the Dandy Chargers, the velocipede, which Georgette Heyer fans know as the pedestrian curricle, is not a thing of the past. Each year, the Dandy Chargers don Regency dress and ride … Continue reading

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Regency Bicentennial:   The First English Edition of The Swiss Family Robinson

Though the exact date is not known, an English translation of one version of the book which would eventually come to be known as The Swiss Family Robinson, was first published in London in 1814. And thus, came full circle … Continue reading

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