08 OctYoung Prince Prinny Creator of Regency Romance Era England

On the 12th August, 1762, the forty-seventh anniversary of the accession of the House of Brunswick to the English throne, all the bells in London pealed in gratulation, and announced that an heir to George III was born. Five days afterwards the king was pleased to pass letters patent under the great seal, creating H.R.H. the Prince of Great Britain, Electoral Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.

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24 SepRegency Romance Revival Celebrates Banned Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome To The Banned Books Week Giveaway!
What do Banned Books have to do with my sweet, old-fashioned Regency Romance novel,
A Very Merry Chase?

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17 SepLady Emma Hamilton The Heroine That History Scorned

Lady Hamilton was unfortunate in having her history written only by her enemies—written with goose-quills. Taine says: “The so-called best society in England is notoriously corrupt and frigidly pious. It places a premium on hypocrisy, a penalty on honesty, and having no virtues of its own, it cries shrilly about virtue—as if there were but one, and that negative.” Nelson in his innocence did not know English society, otherwise he would not have commended Lady Hamilton to the gratitude of the English. It was a little like commending her to a pack of wolves. The sum of ten thousand pounds was voted to each of Nelson’s sisters, but not a penny to Lady Hamilton, “my wife before the eyes of God,” as he himself expressed it.

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14 SepLady Emma Hamilton The Woman Who Saved The Naval Hero

Nelson had saved Naples from falling a prey to the French, and the city now rang with the shouts of welcome and gratitude.

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11 SepLady Emma Hamilton Before She Loved Admiral Nelson

Lady Emma Hamilton Before She Fell In Love With Admiral NelsonEmma Lyon was the daughter of a day-laborer. In her babyhood her home was Hawarden, “the luster of fame of which town is equally divided between a man and a woman,” once said Disraeli, with a solemn sidelong glance at William Ewart Gladstone.

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13 AugInsanity in Pre-Regency Romance Era England

Insanity, lunacy, being deranged or suffering unsoundness of mind often played a part in Georgian, Regency and Victorian literature-particularly in the romance or gothic literature, such as Jane Eyre.  Sometimes it is difficult to imagine the reality of life in another era when one must try to visualize it through lenses tinted by modern experience.  So here, for your edification, I present a few authentic cases of Georgian era insanity as presented in the notes of the treating physician.

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07 AugA Very Merry Chase Excerpt for Six Sentence Sunday

“My dearest Lady Danvers, you are correct, my laughter was indeed unpardonable. However, you mustn’t be so upset. We are after all, not speaking of some missah young female—but Bria, and I’ll wager my last farthing that she is more than up to snuff when it comes to handling any number of inopportune suitors, kidnappers, or even, for that matter, highwaymen.”

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28 JulThe Sporting Public House In Regency Romance Era England

Eligible Bachelor and Debutantes in Regency Romance Era EnglandRegency romance novels often feature young men of the Sporting Set as desirable matches for their heroines; but there is another side to the story because the sporting set could be somewhat wild in and the public houses they often frequented were infamous hang outs for boxing, gambling and drinking.

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26 JulLadies of the Evening in Regency Romance Era England

Ladies of the Evening In Regency EnglandThe lives of women in Regency Romance era England were not much different than in any other historic era, and the world’s oldest profession was often the one chosen as a matter of choice or survival.

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18 JulRegency Romance Heroines Tricks To Avoid Being Rescued By A Dashing Duke!

If you are by chance a fiercely independent Regency Romance era lady that wishes to avoid being rescued by a dashing peer of the realm, follow the following advice.  If on the other hand you want to set up an accidental meeting then feel free to avoid the following advice in a timely manner.

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17 JulGraceful Riding For Regency Romance Era Heroines

Graceful Riding For Regency Romance Era HeroinesADVICE TO LADIES.

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17 JulSix Sentence Sunday - A Very Merry Chase

She barely had time enough to bid the elderly retainer to enter before the door was flung wide to reveal a gorgeous brunette vixen dressed in an elaborate walking dress of cherry red with a delightful poke front bonnet and pelisse in the same vibrant shade.

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