I’ve finished my manuscript and am knee-deep in second draft territory, so I’m going to take an easy route today and share some of my favorite links on the Georgian and Regency eras.
What Jane Saw – On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), England’s celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern visitor a historical reconstruction of that long-lost Regency blockbuster.
The Kyoto Costume Institute – Justifiably famous for its staggering collection of European costumes, the page representing the 18th early 19th century are totally awe-inspiring.
The National Maritime Museum – Wonderful searchable site for British naval history.
Dictionary of the English Language – 1822 edition of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary at Google Books.
British Titles of Nobility – Laura Wallace’s excellent introduction and primer to the peerage.
Historic Food – Ivan Day is “the” historical food expert”. This site is fascinating,replete with recipes,fabulous illustrations and tempting details of his courses.
I’m sure some of these are familiar to you. I hope some of them are nice surprises. And I’d love to hear about your favorite web sites on our period.