We just don’t duel like we used to, sigh, as Barbara Holland’s book Gentlemans’ Blood: A History of Dueling shows.
If you have read a Regency Romance, you have undoubtedly encountered White’s, the gentleman’s club on St. James’s Street in London. It’s where all our heroes and their friends went to discuss horses and women, make outrageous bets, and generally avoid the company of the fairer sex. Here’s a peek inside…
I wrote the first two writing girl books while I was in graduate school, studying early 19th century British literature. One class in particular was absolutely invaluable to my research: The Economy of Print Media. Basically, we studied the cheap, “trashy”, real stuff that people were actually reading: periodicals, railway novels, and, of course, newspapers.
My favorite Regency research books.