I’ve finished my manuscript and am knee-deep in second draft territory, so I’m going to take an easy route today and share some of my favorite links on the Georgian and Regency eras.
What Jane Saw – On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), England’s celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern visitor a historical reconstruction of that long-lost Regency blockbuster.
The Kyoto Costume Institute – Justifiably famous for its staggering collection of European costumes, the page representing the 18th early 19th century are totally awe-inspiring.
The National Maritime Museum – Wonderful searchable site for British naval history.
Dictionary of the English Language – 1822 edition of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary at Google Books.
British Titles of Nobility – Laura Wallace’s excellent introduction and primer to the peerage.
Historic Food – Ivan Day is “the” historical food expert”. This site is fascinating,replete with recipes,fabulous illustrations and tempting details of his courses.
I’m sure some of these are familiar to you. I hope some of them are nice surprises. And I’d love to hear about your favorite web sites on our period.
Some of my favorites too. I particularly like the National Maritime Museum and their tweet feed is great– @NMMGreenwich. Ivan Day’s site is both informative and beautiful. I recently discovered the French Revolution archives at http://frda.stanford.edu/ which has lots of great images.
Great list, Myretta! Thanks so much for sharing!
One of my favorite links of late has been the maps section of the National Library of Scotland website. One of the maps of late Victorian London goes into such detail that you can locate shelters for cabmen, drinking fountains, and public lavatories!
Thanks Janet & Sandra. I’m adding these to my list.
NOoooooo! More places for me to wile away the hours!! Great links and entirely too tempting!