General

Historical context of Pride and Prejudice

While taking a breather from writing since Love Unmasked got done, I’ve been researching the Regency era some more. I’ve been finding some great info. Among the effects of England’s foreign wars during this period were great financial instability and monetary volatility. Now this next section is eye opening. Austen would have witnessed, moreover, the beginning of industrialization in England, though the growth of the factory system would not reach its peak until the middle…

Continue reading

General

Brighton in the Regency era

My next JAFF book will be set in Brighton.  I know just about nothing about Brighton, so my research is going to go here. Hopefully I’ll help out another Regency romance author. Brighton Pavilion George hired architect Henry Holland to transform his Brighton lodging house into a modest villa which became known as the Marine Pavilion. With his love of visual arts and fascination with the mythical orient, George set about lavishly furnishing and decorating…

Continue reading

Regency Reference

Assizes Courts in the Regency Era

I have been researching the hell out of the court system in the Regency era. I need to have Mr. Collins in court but there are so many questions.  I’m compiling info here for anyone else that needs it.  Or is curious. For more serious crimes such as rape or murder, cases were referred to Crown courts, who sat at quarterly assizes in large towns or at the Old Bailey in London. For the ordinary…

Continue reading