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Gretna Green's Proud History of Scandal - JaneAusten.co.uk

Gretna Green's Proud History of Scandal

Gretna Green's Proud History of Scandal - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Gretna Green's Proud History of Scandal

What it meant to "Go to Scotland"

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English Bluebells - JaneAusten.co.uk
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English Bluebells

As spring starts to awaken and banish the winter cold, we thought it uplifting to have a look at the history of bluebells in England, just as they get ready to flower. For centuries, bluebells ha...

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The Harp-Lute: A Regency Lady's Instrument - JaneAusten.co.uk

The Harp-Lute: A Regency Lady's Instrument

As we approach that time of year when romance is especially in the air, we thought it only fitting to take a look at the history behind one of the most romantic instruments to exist, the harp. In ...

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A Georgian Dolls House - JaneAusten.co.uk

A Georgian Dolls House

Every now and again, we like to have a little look through the collection held at The Victoria and Albert, for there are so many treasures. The online catalogue, featured on their website, is a pa...

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The Harp as a Status Symbol - JaneAusten.co.uk
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The Harp as a Status Symbol

What playing and owning a harp told Society

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Shopping In Georgian Britain

Shopping In Georgian Britain

The eighteenth century really marked the start of consumer culture in Britain, with the middle class and their purchase power growing. Now with the means to purchase more luxurious goods, the middl...

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Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austen Tea Cup

A Short Look At Teacups In Britain

Tea cups were first introduced in Britain around the time of George IV and were imported from China by the East India Company, who profited hugely from their monopolies on tea imported to Britain i...

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Early nineteenth century puzzle

A Short History Of The Puzzle

A look into the history of jigsaw puzzles, or as they were first known, 'dissected puzzles'.

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Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: Younger Sons in Jane Austen’s England - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Younger Sons in Jane Austen’s England

This guest article is written by Rory Muir - a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide and a renowned expert on British history. You can buy a signed copy of his book, Gentleman of U...

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No. 1, Bath Street and Mary Smith - JaneAusten.co.uk
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No. 1, Bath Street and Mary Smith

On Thursday 8 August 1799, Jane Austen’s aunt, Jane Leigh Perrot, visited the Haberdashery Warehouse at Number 1 Bath Street, near or opposite the King’s Bath. She bought some black lace and was ac...

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A Look at Jane Austen And Dawlish - JaneAusten.co.uk
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A Look at Jane Austen And Dawlish

Jane Austen Gives Literary Advice As She Visits Dawlish by Donna Fletcher Crow Young (and experienced) writers are always advised to seek outside help for their work—join a writers’ group, find a g...

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Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

by Alice Chandler, author of Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie I do apologize for the pun in my title. The Olifant I refer to is Margaret Olifant (1828-1894), a prolific and popular nineteenth-...

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