Did Queen Victoria Marry John Brown?

Did Queen Victoria Marry John Brown?

I know this is not from our period, but I thought you might find it interesting. I recently saw the film Victoria and Abdul, and it started me thinking more on the “supposed” relationship between Queen Victoria and her Scottish servant John Brown. (By the way, this relationship has also been explored in film. Again the… more goodness …

Awful Dream

Awful Dream

Is it possible to spend too much time with Darcy and Elizabeth? If we begin to have peculiar dreams about them, is it time to step back from Pemberley? I had an awful dream last night and thought I would share it with you, but first let me remind you of a classic scene in… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “How Is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “How Is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Victoria Kincaid‘s “How is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?” Giveaway. Luisa Donaldson will have her choice of either an eBook or print copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s latest release, President Darcy. Luisa, contact Regina Jeffers, the blog’s Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to… more goodness …

Regency Games

Regency Games

Just three weeks ago, I did my annual migration to Florida for the winter. Having grown up in New Jersey, I should be accustomed to the horrible weather. But I’m not. And, the more time I spend in Florida, the more I love it. Not just the weather, either. In many ways, my winter life… more goodness …

How is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States?  Blog Post, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

How is a Regency Gentleman Like the President of the United States? Blog Post, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

How is a Regency gentleman like the President of the United States? No, it’s the not the beginning of a riddle. It’s the question I needed to ask myself when I sat down to write President Darcy, a modern Pride and Prejudice variation which imagines Darcy as President of the United States. It seemed like… more goodness …

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jane Austen’s time, primogeniture was no longer the law of the land, but it remained a strongly entrenched custom of inheritance proceedings. Breaking apart large landholdings were frowned upon. An impoverished aristocracy, whose wealth rested in the agricultural realm, would lead to total chaos in the countryside or so it was assumed. The practice… more goodness …