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Regency Home and Life: Videos about Jane Austen’s World

Inquiring readers,  In January of this year I published a post regarding podcasts and zoom workshops about Jane Austen. In this post, I am offering a series of YouTube videos, some of which might not last long as a link, so please view them asap. I’ve...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Feb 2022

Bouts-Rimé: A Rhyming Word Game Popular During the Georgian Era

Some of my most memorable family moments are during the times when we gather to play board or word games. On New Year’s Eve we played Apples to Apples, laughing and not caring whether we won or lost. During Jane Austen’s day, games helped to wile...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Jan 2022

Jane Austen: Zoom Workshops & Podcasts

Inquiring readers, This time last year, Jane Austen’s World blog recommended our team’s favorite books to read in 2021. For 2022, we recommend ways you can attend Jane Austen workshops and discussions electronically, via either zoom broadcasts or...
From: Jane Austen's World on 16 Jan 2022

Conduct Books for Young Ladies

During Jane Austen’s lifetime, conduct literature that advocated ideal conduct and character for young women was common. In the form of letters, pamphlets, and full-length novels, conduct literature covered an array of topics meant to instruct and inform....
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 Jan 2022

New Year’s Traditions in Jane Austen’s Time

Inquiring Readers, We will soon be ringing in 2022 and celebrating New Year’s Eve. Superstitions and traditions from the Regency era still survive. This post mentions customs Jane Austen and her family probably knew about or personally followed. Did...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Dec 2021

Party Like the Musgroves

I love the idea of a Regency-style Christmas season, complete with gifts, foods, and traditions that Jane Austen and her heroines might have enjoyed. Though Christmas traditions were different during Jane Austen’s time than they are today, as I share...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Dec 2021

A Genteel Lady Alone in a Public Coach:  Eleanor Tilney’s Emotional Response to Catherine Morland’s Banishment from Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, Vol 2, Chapter XIII + XIV Inquiring readers,  In Volume Two, Chapters 13 & 14, the emotional drama that Eleanor Tilney and Catherine Morland share almost explodes from its pages. After discovering that Catherine Morland was not...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Dec 2021

A London Party Described by Jane Austen

“We are to have a tiny party here tonight; I hate tiny parties–they force one into constant exertion.” — Jane Austen to Cassandra, May 21, 1801,  while visiting her Aunt Jane and Uncle James Leigh-Perrot in Bath Inquiring readers,  Tomorrow,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 Nov 2021

Rebecca Hampson, George Austen’s Mother: by Ronald Dunning

Very little has been known about George Austen’s mother, Rebecca Hampson; what had been on record consisted of not much more than vital events, and some of their dates. That she was the daughter of Sir George Hampson of Gloucester, a doctor of physick...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Nov 2021

Regency Women: Money Matters

Last month, I wrote about Pin Money, or allowances, in Jane Austen’s life and novels. This time, I’m looking more closely at the importance of money in a genteel woman’s life and how it plays out in Austen’s novels. Money is one obvious way parents...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Nov 2021

Bath & the Marriage Mart in the 1790s: A discussion of Rachel Bynoth’s Presentation at the Bath 250 Virtual Conference

Inquiring readers: In early October, Prof Elaine Chalus, Historian of 18-19C British gender, politics & society, sent a link to eight sessions of the Bath 250, A Virtual Conference, The 250th Anniversary of the New Assembly Rooms of Bath, given on...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Nov 2021

Jane Austen in the Arts

The 2021 JASNA AGM offered fascinating insights into the arts of Jane Austen's time as well as today's artistic adaptations.
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Oct 2021

Confusion, clamour and insolence: Georgian Bath’s disorderly sedan chairmen – Stephen Pool (University of the West of England) – an abstract

Inquiring readers: In early October, Prof Elaine Chalus, Historian of 18-19C British gender, politics & society, sent a link to eight sessions of the Bath 250, A Virtual Conference, The 250th Anniversary of the New Assembly Rooms of Bath, given on...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Oct 2021

Regency Women: Pin Money and Private Expenses

As we investigate the private lives of Regency Women, it’s important to consider money and a woman’s private expenses. If a genteel woman was expected to dress a certain way, do her hair in the latest styles, wear the right shoes and accessories to...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Oct 2021

Bath 250 A Virtual Conference: Watch streaming videos for 2 weeks

Bath 250: A Virtual Conference to Mark The 250th Anniversary of the New Assembly Rooms at Bath – 29th & 30th September 2021 Streaming videos of all panels are now online for the next 2 wks, courtesy of @mbayliss90. They are:   Welcome & keynote...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Oct 2021

Jane Austen: Art Critic

Inquiring Readers: Who knew? Jane Austen not only viewed works of art when visiting London, in one letter she spoke particularly well of a painting by Benjamin West, a successful American transplant in that city, whose major patron was King George III.....
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Oct 2021

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