Read like it’s 1821: 10 books that hit the book market 200 years ago for you to enjoy

 If you were a time traveller in 1821 longing for a good read, what would be your options?
Check out my list of popular fiction and non-fiction releases. I have added links to online versions of each book, so you can actually read like its 1821!
Bonus feature: Suggestions for further reading on each topic from today’s experts on the 18th century.

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Discover Lord Mayford’s Travel Adventures in 1810

I am happy to welcome back Alexander Nerá to Regency Explorer. He is the author of “Lord Mayford and the Expedition to Egypt“, a travel adventure and comedy set in 1810.
The novella started out some years ago as a fictive diary on my blog. It has now been published in both English and German. As I am interested in all things Regency and enjoy the story’s P.G. Wodehouse-style humour, I asked Alexander for an interview. Learn more about the historical context, the set of characters, and a famous 19th-century author as a source of inspiration.

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If the Irish Code Duello of 1777 didn’t exist, which rules guided the handling of a duel in the late 18th Century?

In Europe, duels were common from the Renaissance on among aristocrats and military men. While duels were usually fought with swords in the first part of the 18th century, pistols became popular in Britain from around the 1770ies, superseding swords as a weapon. Duelling was illegal, and killing a man in duel was considered murder. Nevertheless, duelling was commonly associated with notions of chivalry and a code of honour.

A code of honour defined rules for issuing a challenge as well as rules of engagement on the duelling ground. It regulated the conduct of seconds, and also specified which conduct would be considered dishonourable. Which rules guided duellist in the late 18th century and early 19th century? Continue reading

Look forward to 2020 with these new books about the Georgian Age

The year 2020 brings anniversaries of iconic persons of the Regency period. We will, e.g., remember the 200th anniversary of the death of the scientist Jospeh Banks and the 250th anniversary of the birth of the poet William Wordsworth. Accordingly, publishers will regale us with new biographies. But there is more to look forward to in 2020. Have a look at the non-fictions books about the Georgian Age already scheduled for 2020:

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Book Month at Regency Explorer!

In December, Regency Explorer celebrates the book. Join me in having a look at different aspects of historical printing, the art of bookbinding and story-telling.

1New Exhibition

Celebrations start with the opening of a new exhibition at The Museum of Creativity. Kiss” or “Smack by Matthias Adler sets out to inspire you to print your personal calling cards, letterheads or texts just as it was done in the Romantic Age. Click here to visit the exhibition.

The Castle of Atraños

In the first week of December, Regency Explorer will start a new series: the “5-Minutes-Novel”. The first post, titled The Castle of Atraños, features a novel, spies and a clever heroine.

Bookbinding in Regency London

My next post of the Writer’s Travel Guide series will take you to a certain part of The City of London where you will learn more about historical bookbinding. The post will be published in the second week of December.

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News about New Books

Last but not least, you can find out here what’s new on the market for non-fiction books for Regency Enthusiasts.

Enjoy Book Month at Regency Explorer!