Category Archives: Daily Life

Summer Fun in the Regency, Part 3

Can you identify which of the following games (all of them ways of hitting a ball) would have been activities for Regency people and which would not?  Tennis, baseball, rounders, nine pins, croquet, ground billiards, golf, cricket. Let’s take look … Continue reading

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Summer Fun in the Regency-Part 2

As promised last month, here is more of our look at Regency summer sports and activities. When the sun shines and the days are warmer, what can’t be done outside? But you might be surprised at which sports were not … Continue reading

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The Regency Encrier (Inkstand): What’s on Your MC’s Desk (and Why?)

My curiosity was piqued recently when a friend sent me photos of an 18th century room in Williamsburg, VA that included a desk displayed as though someone had just left it. On it was a beautiful Delftware ceramic inkwell/penholder. Delftware? … Continue reading

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Real Regency Heroes: Olinthus Gregory

Just in time for “National Pi Day” on 3/14* (not National “Pie” Day—Jan 23), I’d like to introduce to you one the Regency era’s finest mathematical minds, Dr. Olinthus Gilbert Gregory. I fell in love with him first just for … Continue reading

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Smelling Sweet in the Regency: Part 5 (How to Bottle the Scent of Success)

We’ve already covered so much in the first four parts of this series since April (see links below), but there’s one more aspect of this topic I just can’t leave out: how to store the scents that were either purchased … Continue reading

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