Regency Era Personal Hygiene

Regency Era Personal Hygiene

In my blog post on Tuesday, I established that our ancestors were not as filthy and smelly as often claimed. Long before the Regency, bathing (even showering) was a way of life. If you missed that post, be sure to read it too! Today I shall dig deeper into bathing and personal hygiene practices and… Continue Reading

London Entertainment Off the Beaten Path

London Entertainment Off the Beaten Path

Those of us who love the Regency Era and devour novels by Austen, Heyer, and contemporary authors within the genre are familiar with the famous London hot spots. We have joined our heroines at balls held at Almack’s Assembly, eavesdropped on manly conversation over a game of faro or poker at White’s and Brook’s gentlemen’s clubs,… Continue Reading

Servants & Staff at a Country Estate: An Overview

Servants & Staff at a Country Estate: An Overview

Several years ago I wrote a series on servants, both inside and outside, at a grand country estate. Last year I dusted the series off, did a ton of fresh research, and rewrote everything for a ten-part blog series entitled “Regency Servants” for Austen Authors. Today, and for the following two-months-plus of Mondays, I will… Continue Reading

Favorite P&P 2005 Videos

Favorite P&P 2005 Videos

I am unabashedly and unashamedly a diehard fan of the 2005 cinematic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. As directed by Joe Wright, and starring Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy and Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, I still to this day, twelve years later, believe it is the best version, EVER. At least to me! This movie… Continue Reading