Regency London: traipsing around the ol’ haunts

I mean, this is why it’s so important (if you can) to visit the places you hark on about in novels or read about. I am not a city-lover so how was I to know St James’ that fashionable haunt of fashionable men in the Regency is on a slight incline?

Dressing a Regency Gentleman

This is shocking! This post was meant to be a follow-up to my Dressing a Regency Woman post and I completely forgot to post it – that was 2 years ago! SHOCKING. Worse than that, I updated it (sorting out those pesky typos – I hope) and then something went wrong and I lost theContinue reading “Dressing a Regency Gentleman”

Why is Regency fashion so seductive?

During my studies at university I’ve been looking at the eighteenth century and various themes associated with it, and when I came back to looking at the Regency in my own time, I found myself viewing the fashions of that period very differently to before. You see, having some of the political, social and economicContinue reading “Why is Regency fashion so seductive?”

My Ordinary Regency Life

I have to say, on a day like today, when my head is aching, my eyes are tired and I am feeling generally fed-up, it is the sort of time when all I want to do is curl up with my favourite Georgette Heyer in a snuggly blanket with a cuppa and shut out theContinue reading “My Ordinary Regency Life”

The Regency Period

So what exactly is it that has people, (particularly females), so very enraptured with the Regency period? After all this period in history spanned a mere nine years (1811-1820) which, if one looks at history as a whole, is a pathetically small amount of time, which should not really have made a dent on historianContinue reading “The Regency Period”