I recently saw the question “What is Regency?” My reaction was, “Do you mean people don’t know?” Since Dangerous Works and its soon to follow sequels are set in the era this is a question of some interest to me. Writers chat easily among themselves about what is Regency and what is Georgian and what is Victorian. […]
Be sure to check my latest post on History Imagined, “Nelson, Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie.” The romance of the Age of Sail and the dominance of the British navy met of Put-in-Bay Ohio in 1813.
I’ve posted (and lamented) at length about women’s education or lack thereof in the Regency era and the years that followed. The few women with any sort of rigorous intellectual life or semblance of a classical education were self taught. Today I present an interesting example. Letitia Elizabeth Landon published poetry and novels under the […]
I wish you all joy and the blessings of family and friends during this season of light, whatever holiday you celebrate. We are gearing up here for Christmas, and enjoying our daughters household celebration of Hanukkah. My work has lagged as Holidays, illness, and family have kept me busy all month. I vow to begin posting […]
In Dangerous Works Georgiana translates a famous epigram by a woman named Nossis of Locri. Nossis wrote epigrams— short poems, often with witty or satirical overtones and a clever ending. Ancient Greek commentators ranked her work very highly, and chose to include it in collections as early as the first century BC. The result is […]