Look Forward to April: New Non-Fiction Books about the Georgian Age

Each month at Regency Explorer, I provide Regency Enthusiasts with a summary of new non-fiction books about the Georgian Age. Waterloo and Jane Austen are prevalent topics this month, but if you are interested in fashion, poetry and science, read on, there might be new reads for you.

Which is your favourite new release of April? Choose from 39 titles:

  • Alexander Hamilton’s Revolution: His Vital Role as Washington’s Chief of Staff by Phillip Thomas Tucker
  • Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century by Andrew Talle
  • Brave as A Lion: The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough by Christopher Brice
  • Coulomb and the Evolution of Physics and Engineering in Eighteenth-Century France (Princeton Legacy Library) by C. Stewart Gillmor
  • Cul De SAC: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue by Paul Cheney
  • Eighteenth-Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs by Caroline Chapman
  • Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Peter Hjorn Kerber
  • Far Distant Ships: The Blockade of Brest 1793-1815 (Reason to Revolution) by Quintin Barry
  • George Washington: A Man of Action (Word Portraits of America’s Founders) by John P Kaminski
  • Gilded Interiors: Parisian Luxury and the Antique by Helen Jacobsen
  • Grouchy’s Waterloo: The Battles of Ligny and Wavre by Andrew Field
  • House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, Home to the Devonshires by Duke of Devonshire, Countess of Burlington
  • Imperial Bayonets: Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as Found in Contemporary Regulations by George Nafziger
  • Jane Austen : Biographie (French) by Catherine Rihoit
  • Jane Austen – The Life and Times of the Woman Behind the Books by Diana White
  • John Keats: Reimagining History by William A. Ulmer
  • Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith, Matt Tavares
  • Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: ‘Electrick Communication Every Where’ (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Mary Fairclough
  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Extraordinary Exploits of the British and European Aristocracy by Karl Shaw
  • Morpeth Electoral Correspondence, 1766-1776: The Struggle Between the “Sons of Liberty” and the Earl of Carlisle (Publications of the Surtees Society) by Joseph Fewster
  • Music in the London Theatre from Purcell to Handel by Colin Timms, Bruce Wood
  • Nederland onder Napoleon: Partijstrijd en natievorming tussen 1801-1813 (Dutch) by Bart Verheijen
  • Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850 by Samantha A Shave
  • Pliable Pupils and Sufficient Self-directors: Narratives of Female Education by Five British Women Writers, 1778-1814 by Barnita Bagchi
  • Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel by David H. Richter
  • Resolution: Two Brothers. A Nation in Crisis. A World at War by David Rutland, Emma Ellis
  • Revolutionary Europe 1780-1850 by Jonathan Sperber
  • Romantic Norths: Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842 by Cian Duffy
  • Selected Letters by Horace Walpole, William Hadley, Stephen Clarke
  • Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851 by James Davies, Ellen Lockhart
  • Teenage Writings (Oxford World’s Classics) by Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland, Freya Johnston
  • The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England (Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media) by James Baker
  • The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon by Cherry Lewis
  • The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence by S. Max Edelson
  • The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia) by Jennifer van Horn
  • Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815: From Elba to Ligny and Quatre Bras Volume I by John Hussey
  • Waterloo Messenger: The Life of Henry Percy, Peninsular Soldier and French Prisoner of War by William Mahon
  • What Regency Women Did for Us by Rachel Knowles
  • 1805 Austerlitz: Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition by Robert Goetz

Click here for a list of new-releases about the Georgian Age from April 2016 to April 2017.

My choice:

Eighteenth-Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs by Caroline Chapman

From the blurb:

“Caroline Chapman examines the careers and working lives of celebrated artists like Angelica Kauffman and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun as well as the equally interesting work of artists who have now mostly been forgotten. In addition to discussing their varied artworks, Chapman considers artists’ studios, the functioning of the print market, how art was sold, the role of patrons, and the rise of the lady amateur.”

As an admirer of Angelica Kaufman’s art, “Eighteenth-Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs” is a must-have for me. Additionally, it is intriguing to learn more about the way artists worked and how they sold their art in the 18th century.

Caroline Chapman’s work includes: “John and Josephine: the Creation of the Bowes Museum”, “Battles & Weapons: Exploring History Through Art” and “Elizabeth and Georgiana: The Two Loves of the Duke of Devonshire”.

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