Did you know that the custom of assigning meaning to flowers flourished in the Victorian era, but its roots were earlier. Le Langage des Fleur, published in Paris in 1819 touched off interesting the symbolic meaning of flowers across Europe. The book by Mme Charlotte de La Tour was among the earliest, and certainly the basis of interest in the subject in England. While the language of flowers was less of a popular obsession in the Regency era than it would be later, I have no doubt some ladies knew of the book and found it charming to interpret the nosegays presented by gentlemen. The ladies in An Unlikely Duke do.