Category Archives: History

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday initiated the official holiday shopping season, and in my neighborhood more than half the houses have their decorations up. Thus, I figured it was time to launch the season here on Austen Authors with a Christmas-themed post. Actually, Barbara Silkstone beat me to it yesterday with the celebratory release of… more goodness …

Anachronisms: The Regency Writer’s Enemy?

Anachronism: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. I love the word, but I don’t love finding them in a book or a film where anachronisms are not intentionally placed to somehow benefit the story. For example, I adore the movie Moulin Rouge partly because it is full of interesting anachronisms. While… more goodness …

The Real Viscount Milton

The Real Viscount Milton

As many readers of Jane Austen Fan Fiction know, certain elements are common to many JAFF stories that aren’t actually found in the cannon of Austen’s work. Christian names or character attributes are frequently consistently applied by JAFF Authors. I personally find this practice helpful as a reader —it lends continuity to the genre and… more goodness …

Being Entertained in London

Being Entertained in London

Those of us who love the Regency Era and devour novels by Austen, Heyer, and contemporary authors within the genre are familiar with the famous London hot spots. We have joined our heroines at balls held at Almack’s Assembly, eavesdropped on manly conversation over a game of faro or poker at White’s and Brook’s gentlemen’s clubs,… more goodness …