The Anglo-American Convention of 1818: An International Friendship Begins

The Anglo-American Convention of 1818: An International Friendship Begins

My upcoming novel, An Unsuitable Duchess, is a historical romance about the daughter of an American diplomat and an English duke. The story is set in London in 1818. While I was researching what the relationship was like between the United States and Great Britain during that time, I came across information about the Anglo-American [...]

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its Ties to Regency England

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its Ties to Regency England

With Halloween approaching, it seems like the ideal time to tell you the tale of how one of America’s best-loved ghost stories has its roots tied to Regency England. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story written by the American author Washington Irving and was published in 1820. Many of you may be familiar with [...]

Five Links I Love About the Regency Era

Five Links I Love About the Regency Era

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, [...]

You Can Still Shop in the Footsteps of Regency Era Celebrities

You Can Still Shop in the Footsteps of Regency Era Celebrities

Since so many of you enjoyed my last article on “How to Shop Like a Regency Era Gentleman,” I thought I’d tell you about a few more London shops that were selling goods back in the Regency era and are still open today. If you’re a person who loves a good scent, you should check out Floris London, [...]

Where Did the Fashionable Regency Gentlemen Shop?

Where Did the Fashionable Regency Gentlemen Shop?

Since I’ve been known to be a bit fond of shopping, researching where the fashionable gentlemen in my books might go to outfit themselves kept me occupied longer than it probably should have. I've gathered together all my notes and decided to share the highlights with you here. During the Regency era, London tailors were considered the [...]

Get Your Bling On – Jewelry of the Georgian Era

Get Your Bling On – Jewelry of the Georgian Era

I intended to write this post about an entirely different topic, but then I became distracted by the jewelry I saw in this portrait by Thomas Lawrence. Not one to be able to resist a good sidetrack in my historical research, I followed my urge to find out more about the jewelry that was made during the Georgian era. The [...]

A Peek at the 18th Century Dining Room from Kirtlington Park

A Peek at the 18th Century Dining Room from Kirtlington Park

So I fully admit, I might have a "slight" addiction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's period rooms. During a recent visit to the museum, I spent some time in the Dining Room of Kirtlington Park, which the museum acquired in 1933. I thought I'd take you back to the 18th century, to show you [...]