Along the way you will acquire some much-needed information and advice on how to make false dice; how to pick pockets; how best to rob a man on a horse; and where to find a good cup of coffee at 3:00am in the morning. An invaluable resource for any gentleman.
Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency PeriodsPenguin Books #ad - Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, hygiene, sexual practices, religion, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, marriage, and personal letters, diaries, highwaymen, discussing topics as diverse as birth, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, and superstitions.
An authoritative account of everyday life in regency england, the backdrop of austen’s beloved novels, from the authors of the forthcoming Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History March 2018 Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love.
Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods #ad - Jane austen’s england explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels as well as those by Byron, Keats, and Shelley. From chores like fetching water to healing with medicinal leeches, often shocking, from the hardships faced by young boys and girls in the mines to the familiar sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, from selling wives in the marketplace to buying smuggled gin, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that is sometimes humorous, but always entertaining.
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The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes ModernW. W. Norton & Company #ad - W. A surprising and lively history of an overlooked era that brought the modern world of art, culture, and science decisively into view. The victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted in the years before. With the british military in foreign lands, fighting the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the War of 1812 in the United States, the desire for empire and an expanding colonial enterprise gained unstoppable momentum.
Turner. Science burgeoned during this decade, too, giving us the steam locomotive and the blueprint for the modern computer. Yet the dark side of the era was visible in poverty, slavery, pornography, opium, and the gothic imaginings that birthed the novel Frankenstein. The arts flourished at this time with a showcase of extraordinary writers and painters such as Jane Austen, John Constable, Lord Byron, the Shelleys, and J.
The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern #ad - M. The regency 1811–1820 began when the profligate prince of Wales—the future king George IV—replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain’s ruler. Around the regent surged a society steeped in contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. Exploring these crosscurrents, Robert Morrison illuminates the profound ways this period shaped and indelibly marked the modern world.
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A heyer lover writing for Heyer fans. Times literary supplement Immerse yourself in the resplendent glow of Regency England and the world of Georgette Heyer. As much fun to read as heyer's own novels, beautifully illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's essential guide brings the world of the Regency to life for Heyer fans and Jane Austen fans alike.
Georgette Heyer's Regency World #ad - From the fascinating slang, the precise ways the bon ton ate, to the shocking real life scandals of the day, and flirted, the elegant fashions, drank, danced, Georgette Heyer's Regency World takes you behind the scenes of Heyer's captivating novels. The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and the glittering Regency period "Detailed, informative, Jane Austen, impressively researched.
Georgian & Regency Houses Explained England's Living HistoryCountryside Books #ad - The first outlines the history of the period, which affected how houses were planned and built, explains the development, and describes the plans, structure and design, materials and construction. The second steps inside and looks at the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared.
A georgian or regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Using his own drawings, author trevor yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide for those who are renovating, diagrams and photographs, tracing the history of their own home or simply interested in houses of this notable period.
Georgian & Regency Houses Explained England's Living History #ad - It explains how and why they were built, laid out and designed; how they appeared inside and who owned them. The book is divided into three sections. The final section contains a quick reference guide with notes on dating houses, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and details of places to visit.
Whether it is the grand, symmetrical facades embellished with classical motifs or elegant terraces arranged around spacious communal gardens, this easy to understand guide looks behind the distinctive public face of houses dating from 1714 to 1830 .
Georgian London: Into the StreetsPenguin #ad - The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today.
Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew' Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund'Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A wonderful popular history of hanoverian london' london HistoriansIn 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century - including food, immigration and sex- at GeorgianLondon.
Georgian London: Into the Streets #ad - Com. Georgian London is her first book. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome.
This book is about the georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way.
Behind Closed DoorsYale University Press #ad - Through the spread of formal visiting, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition. Writing with her customary wit and verve, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, servants with only a locking box to call their own.
Vickery makes ingenious use of upholsterer’s ledgers, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, burglary trials, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. In this brilliant new work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there.
The Annals of Almack'sAnglocentria #ad - The seventh heaven of the fashionable world, " Almack's was THE place for fashionable Regency London to see and be seen. This 1922 volume details the facts and fictions of the legendary social club that figured prominently in the novels of Georgette Heyer and still excites the imagination of Jane Austen fans.
If once to almack's you belong, like monarchs, you can do no wrong;But banished thence on Wednesday night, By Jove, you can do nothing right. ". If you were fortunate enough to be admitted to this exclusive assembly room, you danced and gossiped under the watchful eye of the lady patronesses.
Walks Through Regency London#ad - Walks Through Regency London #ad - Illustrated with prints of the period. Despite fire, sometimes intact, war and redevelopment London’s long history can still be found, sometimes only as a ghost. Shop with jane austen, stroll with beau brummell or experience the horrors of a 19th century hospital as you follow routes that cover Mayfair, St James, Soho, Marylebone, the City and Southwark.
. These walks will take you to parks, prisons, palaces and the homes of the famous and infamous. These ten self-guided walks will guide you through the London of the “long Regency” - the last years of the 18th century and the first quarter of the 19th century.
Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen's World Jane Austen Regency Life Book 2White Soup Press #ad - Non fiction. Beyond the differences in etiquette and speech, words that sound familiar to us are often misleading. Dashwood's death in sense and sensibility, pin money, and what was the problem with secret engagements anyway? And then there are settlements, marriage articles and many other puzzles for today’s Austen lovers.
Customs have changed dramatically in the two centuries since Jane Austen wrote her novels. Why on earth would Elizabeth Bennet be expected to consider a suitor like foolish Mr. Jane austen’s books are full of hidden mysteries for the modern reader. References her original readers would have understood leave today’s readers scratching their heads and missing important implications.
Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen's World Jane Austen Regency Life Book 2 #ad - Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the customs, etiquette and legalities of courtship and marriage in Jane Austen's world. Packed with information and rich with detail from Austen's novels, Maria Grace casts a light on the sometimes bizarre rules of Regency courtship and unravels the hidden nuances in Jane Austen's works.
Collins in pride and prejudice? would lydia's 'infamous elopement' truly have ruined her family and her other sisters’ chances to marry? Why were the Dashwood women thrown out of their home after Mr.