Link-O-Rama – Governesses

The Governess, from Jane Austen’s World. This is a nice precis.

Here’s a BBC podcast on the subject in the form of a discussion of Ruth Brandon’s book “Other People’s Daughters: The Life and Times of the Governess.” I think the title says it all.

Over at Literary Detectives there’s a nice blog about Governesses in Jane Austen.

This Wikipedia article has a section on Notable governesses one of whom is Marie Curie. Governess and Nobel Prize winner.

About halfway down the page of this V&A article on some paintings is one on The Governess by Richard A Redgrave. The article is a bit High Schoolish in tone, but it’s quite interesting.

The London Life also has some discussion of Governesses.

And then, because this a just a nice resource, here’s a Pinterest board on Regency era gowns

Lastly, I leave you with this exchange which proves the importance of good website navigation because this site The Loiterer — does not have it. But some interesting stuff here!

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Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.
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