Category Archives: Regency

Servants Focused on the Horses

Servants Focused on the Horses

Here it is, the final installment in my series on Georgian and Regency Era servants. The first six posts covered, in detail, the men and women who maintained the interior domains of an estate manor house. Now, with this post today, I will finish the blogs covering the duties of those men and women who… Continue Reading

Dogs Essential for a Regency Era Hunter

Dogs Essential for a Regency Era Hunter

On the week’s topic of gamekeepers, a fascinating extra tidbit is that these men were directly responsible for the creation of many breeds of dogs. Breeding and care of the dogs used to aid in the hunt and to guard the estate were a major portion of the gamekeepers’ duties. The following list of dog… Continue Reading

Gamekeepers: Wardens of the Estate’s Wildlife

Gamekeepers: Wardens of the Estate’s Wildlife

Continuing on with the series on Regency and Georgian Era servants who worked outside of the manor house, this week focuses on those men who managed the estate’s wildlife. Specifically, this meant those animals hunted for sport and food.   Gamekeepers   The earliest gamekeepers, as far back as Saxon times, were by Royal appointment… Continue Reading

Georgian Garden Adornments & Embellishments

Georgian Garden Adornments & Embellishments

A “Georgian Garden” is defined by the UK National Trust as one which dates from 1714 to 1830. On Tuesday I shared information on the men and women who designed and maintained these massive parks, and yesterday the blog post was a historical overview of landscape styles during this period of time. Today, I am… Continue Reading

What is a Georgian Era Garden?

What is a Georgian Era Garden?

  Elizabeth, as they drove along, watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge, her spirits were in a high flutter. The park was very large, and contained great variety of ground. They entered it in one of its lowest points, and… Continue Reading

Housekeeper and Housemaids. Females Rule!

Housekeeper and Housemaids. Females Rule!

Moving on in the series covering the many people who kept a massive country estate running efficiently, time for the fourth installment. To read the previous three essays, the links are below– Servants & Staff at a Country Estate: An Overview Domestic Servants Who Weren’t Actually Servants The Butler and The Male Staff. Much Needed… 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