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“Faultless” Cottages: A Comparison of Edward Ferrars & John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility

“Faultless” Cottages: A Comparison of Edward Ferrars & John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility

Abigail Rinkenberger considers the similar motivating factors that influence the characters of Edward Ferrars and John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility, comparing the ways in which each responds to their own particular...

August 01 2023 in Jane Austen Extended Reading

God Save the...Prince Regent? Jane Austen and the Royal Family

God Save the...Prince Regent? Jane Austen and the Royal Family

The Christening of the now King Charles III In the years leading up to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the question of the necessity of a regency period began...

May 02 2023 in Regency History

Beach read recommendations for Austen fans

Beach read recommendations for Austen fans

Photo by Rachel Lees on Unsplash Picking out holiday reading is always a tricky one. There are a few different factors at play - first you must consider how many...

July 24 2023 in Jane Austen Media Reviews

International Women's Day 2024: Jane Austen's undying influence

International Women's Day 2024: Jane Austen's undying influence

Friday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions that women make to the world around us, as well as taking time to reflect...

March 07 2024 in Jane Austen's Work

How To Have A Regency Easter

How To Have A Regency Easter

  In this quiet way, the first fortnight of her visit soon passed away. Easter was approaching, and the week preceding it was to bring an addition to the family...

March 27 2023 in Regency Living

News for Austen Enthusiasts: April 2024

News for Austen Enthusiasts: April 2024

It feels like the weather is finally starting to perk up here in Jane Austen’s England, with this blog editor finally cracking out the SPF 50 (my peely-wally Scottish genetics...

May 09 2024 in Jane in the News

Things to do in Bath - Jane Austen

Things to do in Bath - Jane Austen

There are lots of things to do in Bath if you like Jane Austen   If you are visiting the Georgian City at any time of year there are lots...

July 26 2020 in Jane Austen in Bath

2023's Best Jane Austen and Regency Inspired Novels

2023's Best Jane Austen and Regency Inspired Novels

  Happy New Year! January is an excellent time not only for setting new goals and forward planning, but also for reflection. So much can happen in a year -...

January 05 2024 in Sequels and Spinoffs

The Regency Spa: Create Your Own Bath Salts

The Regency Spa: Create Your Own Bath Salts

Throughout history, physicians have touted the health claims of various "Waters" and have advised their patients to immerse or ingest from numerous wells around the globe. While no one has...

July 26 2020 in Regency DIY

Historical Knotwork - The Sea Chest Becket

Historical Knotwork - The Sea Chest Becket

Historical Knotwork - A Naval CV of Sorts This sea chest becket (handle) is exactly the sort which would have been found on the naval chests used by sailors in...

July 26 2020 in Military History

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era

If you are into your period dramas, you will have no doubt seen at least some of Julian Fellowes' television series Downton Abbey, which first aired here in the UK...

February 15 2022 in Regency Arts and Entertainments

Jane Austen's Treasures

Jane Austen's Treasures

  For my first post on this blog, I thought I would write about my favourite Jane Austen treasures – objects that we have from her life which are symbolic...

December 04 2023 in Jane's Life

Was Jane Austen a Good Reader? Reading Aloud and the Voice of Jane

Was Jane Austen a Good Reader? Reading Aloud and the Voice of Jane

Continuing this two-part blog post on Jane Austen and reading aloud (see The Jane Austen Reading Aloud Test), let’s turn our listening ear from the male heroes and villains reading...

October 01 2023 in Thoughts from Janeites

An Enlightening Letter: The Leigh Perrot Shoplifting Case

An Enlightening Letter: The Leigh Perrot Shoplifting Case

You likely know the story of how Jane Austen’s aunt, Jane Leigh Perrot, was falsely accused of stealing from a haberdashers in Bath and prosecuted at Taunton Assizes. It is...

August 15 2021 in Jane's Contemporaries

Bridgerton Season 3 : What we know so far!

Bridgerton Season 3 : What we know so far!

  That's right, everyone's favourite bodice ripper is back. Bridgerton has been popular with Jane Austen fans for its Regency setting and compelling romances. Now in its third season, Shondaland's raunchy period...

May 14 2024 in Jane Austen Film Reviews

Mr. Darcy’s Favourite Beef-Steak Dinner

Mr. Darcy’s Favourite Beef-Steak Dinner

“We sate down to dinner a little after five, and had some beef-steaks and a boiled fowl, but no oyster sauce.” Jane Austen to Cassandra October 24, 1798   Georgian...

July 26 2020 in Main Dishes

Christmas Tea: A History

Christmas Tea: A History

As we begin to approach the holiday season, many of you (like us) will be starting to think about what you might gift your loved ones this year, or how...

October 26 2021 in Regency beverages

Halloween Costumes, Jane Austen Style!

Halloween Costumes, Jane Austen Style!

Though our summer staggered on well into September, Autumn has finally arrived here in Jane Austen’s England. It’s time to put away the summer dresses, the shorts and t-shirts, and...

October 21 2023 in Women's Fashion

The Small Sword: Self Defense and the Georgian Gentleman

The Small Sword: Self Defense and the Georgian Gentleman

It is easy to imagine, from reading Georgette Heyer, for example, that all Georgian men walked about, sword on hip, ready to fight for their honor in a duel at...

July 26 2020 in Men's fashion

Children's Underwear in Regency England

Children's Underwear in Regency England

There they are, in portraits, paintings and engravings, with earnest faces and cute clothes. But what did they wear underneath? Surely not the whole understructure their parents wore?   Just...

July 26 2020 in Regency Fashion for Children

Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces

Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces

"It is vain to expend large sums of money and large portions of time in the acquirement of accomplishments, unless some attention be also paid to the attainment of a...

July 26 2020 in Regency Histories, Biographies and Non-Fiction

Henry and Eliza: A Novel

Henry and Eliza: A Novel

Is humbly dedicated to Miss Cooper by her obedient Humble Servant THE AUTHOR As Sir George and Lady Harcourt were superintending the Labours of their Haymakers, rewarding the industry of...

July 26 2020 in Jane Miscellany

News for Austen Enthusiasts: September 2023

News for Austen Enthusiasts: September 2023

Autumn is in the air here in Jane Austen's England - Northanger Abbey season is fully in swing! With another Jane Austen Festival season been and gone, it's time to...

October 01 2023 in Jane Austen News

Regency Hatpins

Regency Hatpins

As we are quite sure you have noticed, women in the Regency era wore hats and bonnets as a matter of course. They denoted many different things about the wearer,...

July 26 2020 in Regency Fashion

The Art Of Silhouettes

The Art Of Silhouettes

During the Georgian period, almost all activities that were to be completed in the evening required the use of candles, and especially in the afternoons during the darker winter months. It...

July 26 2020 in Regency Crafting