Dear Regency Enthusiast Schedule your Regency year 2020! There are plenty of events related to the Regency period and the Georgian Age to enjoy. I have compiled a selection of more than events announced in Britain, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.
Christmas in the 18th century was celebrated differently than we do today – and I find it very tempting. The celebrations extended over the traditional 12 days of Christmas, and it was a time of entertainment with evening balls, parlor games, and family parties. Christmas Day itself, however, would have been a quieter affair, with a visit to the church and a festive dinner in the late afternoon. Continue reading →
Which topics and anniversaries will be important for Regency Enthusiasts in 2019? This year marks the 200th or 250th anniversary of the following political, scientific and literary events: Continue reading →
Schedule your Regency year 2019! There are plenty of events related to the Regency period and the Georgian Age to enjoy. I have compiled a selection of more than events announced in Europe, Australia, and the USA. Continue reading →
The American engineer George Clymer invented the Columbian printing press in 1813. It was one of the first iron printing presses, and it was in part inspired by the Stanhope press.
The Columbian printing press cost $400, more than twice the price of a conventional wooden press – and too much for the American market. So Clymer moved to London in 1817. Here, he made a success of his press-manufacturing business. Continue reading →
I had the pleasure of perfoming “Ladies, Smugglers and the Glamour of the Ballroom” at the City Library in Nidderau / Germany. The programm is a mix of excerpts from my novel and entertaining information about the Regency Period.