You would think after reading many, many Regency novels through the years that this part of completing a novel would be the least of my concerns. Not so. I'm always learning something new. I also recently discoverd Vic Sanborn's blog, Jane Austen's World
If you are interested in getting your facts straight, and I pray I have, then I highly recommend that you visit these sites and see what these very astute women have to say about the Regency era. Some of the things I've learned over the years that may interest you as you research your own Regency novel include:
- Why was a Regent necessary? The short answer is that King George III went mad so his son made the decisions since he was no longer able to do so.
- What were the years of the Regency? 1811-1820. However, some writers stretch that time period a bit.
- What's a pelisse? A long fitted coat. Sometimes fur lined and then evolved into silk with no fur. The pelisse was inspired by military wear. I always thought the women wore a short jacket that was also called a pelisse. Perhaps someone visiting today can clear that up. :)
- Who is this guy called, Beau Brummell? He was the fashion icon for the men and quite well known.
- How do you tie a cravat? Very carefully. :)
So what have you learned about the Regency? Ask a question and I'll try to answer. This could be very amusing. :)