Wellingtons: the Man AND the Boots

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Joana Starnes

Totally agree with Brenda about Regency men in boots 😉 ! Very Mr Darcy!


There’s a lot about Georgian menswear and military uniforms in my blog and my new book at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UPI8BWG
Hope you don’t mind me mentioning it!


I’m doing a presentation on the Battle of Waterloo soon – I forgot about Wellingtons! Thank you for the reminder! Rain boots in the UK are all called Wellies, now, as I’m sure you know. No doubt you also know about the Prince Regent’s love of designing uniforms for military units.


Your repost of this today gives me an opportunity to tell you that not only did my presentation go swimmingly, but I was able to include a photo of postilion boots from the Royal Ontario Museum. Now those are impressive boots! Definitely not made for walking, they are so thick and heavy that the servant’s legs are protected from being crushed by the horses he rides amongst.

Brenda Webb

I love boots on men in the regency! Something very sexy about them IMHO! Thanks for sharing for now I know the difference in Hessians and Wellingtons. 🙂

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