The Allied Sovereigns’ Visit to England in 1814

The Allied Sovereigns’ Visit to England in 1814

It's my pleasure to welcome back Joanne Major and Sarah Murden to my cozy drawing room today. Joanne and Sarah have recently released their second book, A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History. I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of this book and highly recommend it. If you enjoy reading biographies about [...]

Would You Have Given Up Your Jewelry to Fight Napoleon?

Would You Have Given Up Your Jewelry to Fight Napoleon?

If your country asked you to give up something to help fight the enemy, would you do it? Between 1803 and 1815, citizens of Prussia were called upon by members of the royal family to donate their gold and silver jewelry to help finance their country’s efforts in the Napoleonic Wars. In exchange for their [...]

The Ideal Georgian Writing Box for a British Officer

The Ideal Georgian Writing Box for a British Officer

Traveling over long distances during the Georgian era was a rough ride. If you were someone with the ability to write, you would have needed a well made writing box that could withstand the poor road conditions.  Members of the British military favored a specific type of writing box which was designed for durability. These portable writing boxes became known [...]