This past month, I’ve been consumed with editing one of my books. For a historical romance writer, edits do not just include changes to sentences and the altering/addition of scenes. Frequently, they also include historical research to flush out a scene or ensure what you’re writing is accurate to the time period. With that in mind, I thought I’d share five links that I found helpful in my research this past month. I hope you find them as interesting as I do.
- Have you every wondered what the inside of a Georgian era townhouse looked like? Jane Austen’s World explains the layout of a typical London townhouse that can be found in Mayfair. https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/characteristics-of-the-georgian-town-house/
- If you were staying in London during the Season and did not own a townhouse, you could lease one. Susanna Ives explains how one leased a house in London during the 18th century. http://susannaives.com/wordpress/2012/02/how-to-lease-a-home-in-18th-century-london/
- For those sunny days walking around Hyde Park or attending a garden party, a lady might choose to take her parasol along. But what color would it be? What would it look like? Geri Walton, who writes the fabulous History of the 18th & 19th Centuries blog, has all the info. http://18thcand19thc.blogspot.com/2014/11/parasol-fashions.html
- When I needed information about Parliament during the Regency era, I turned to Cheryl Bolen’s always helpful Regency Ramblings blog. https://cherylsregencyramblings.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/parliament-in-regency-england/
- And finally, there are times when I’m writing that I’ll use a common expression. I always try my best to search them out and check to see if they were used when my stories take place. This week, I was so happy to find out that you could indeed call someone a dog during the Regency era! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/Why-being-called-a-dog-is-a-royal-insult/articleshow/4026729.cms
I know I said I would share five links with you, but writers need inspiration, and this was one of mine this month. Consider him a bonus.
8 thoughts on “Five Links I Love About the Regency Era”
I agree with your blog choice regarding walks in Hyde Park. This is exactly the sort of information a fashionable woman around town would need 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. I found the choice of a gray parasol interesting. It’s practical, but seems a bit drab to me. 🙂
Aw, Laurie, thanks for mentioning my blog.
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You’re very welcome, Cheryl! I’ve been reading your blog posts for ages. You always have such helpful and interesting information. Thanks for sharing all your research with us. 🙂
Awesome. Thank you. I love Jane Austen’s World.
You’re welcome, Eliza. Thanks for stopping by. I also love Jane Austen’s World. I’ve been reading their posts for ages.
Thank you for sharing!! I love new sources of inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by, Constance. I’m happy to share those links.