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1 post about lost heritage rediscovered
The discovery of the lost Georgian Marine Baths on Aberystwyth promenade after storms by Susan Fielding on the Heritage of Wales News page.
2 posts about Georgian spectacles
|Sir Joshua Reynolds - self-portrait c1788 from|
The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds
ed J Farrington and E Malone (1819)
Tinted spectacles by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris on The Chirurgeons Apprentice.
3 posts about funerals and mourning
|The funeral procession of Princess Charlotte at Windsor|
from Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness
Charlotte Augusta by Robert Huish (1818)
Mourning in the Georgian era by Geri Walton, alias @18thCand19thC on Twitter.
Night funerals by Kathryn Kane on The Regency Redingote.
4 posts about famous Georgians
|Mrs Fitzherbert from The Creevey Papers (1904);|
Jane Austen from A Memoir of Jane Austen by JE Austen Leigh (1871)
William Pitt from Memoirs of George IV by R Huish (1830)
Fanny Burney from Diary and letters of Madame D'Arblay (1846)
Mrs Fitzherbert’s Grand Tour by Laura Purcell.
A little bit of Jane (Austen of course):
Madame Gilflurt celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.
A little insight into the love life of Britain’s youngest Prime Minister by Stephenie Woolterton: William Pitt the Younger’s ‘soft susceptibility’ to Eleanor Eden.
Part of author Fanny Burney’s life that I was too squeamish to write about:
The gruesome tale of Fanny Burney’s mastectomy operation – without anaesthetic by Madame Gilflurt.
5 posts about travel in the Georgian period
|Travelling chariot at the National Trust Carriage Museum,|
The hazards of travelling by chaise c1770 on the Two Nerdy History Girls' website.
The dangers of travel in Jane Austen’s time by Sarah Waldock.
More on travel by Louise Allen, author of Stagecoach Travel, on Jane Austen’s London.
Lots of background information on horses by Sue Millard on English Historical Fiction Authors.
6 posts about fashionable life
from The Microcosm of London (1808-10)
Calling cards by Regina Jeffers.
A lovely description of Vauxhall Gardens from Charles P Moritz’s Travels in England 1782, courtesy of Isobel Carr on History Hoydens.
The changing dinner hour by guest blogger Sue Wilkes, author of A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England, on All Things Georgian.
A helpful guide to quarter days by Linda Banche.
Adam Dant’s map of coffee houses by the gentle author on Spitalfields Life.
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