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What is an English Lord? Understand Peerage Titles in Period Dramas

What is an English Lord? Today we’ll be talking about the Lords, Ladies, and forms of address for the peerage of England. So, if you’re a fan of classic literature or period dramas, you’ve probably been introduced to a world of lords and ladies. In Jane Austen’s works, for example, we have Lady Catherine de…

5 Family Friendly Frontier Drama Series

When you of the old west, of what do you think? Does a world of desperadoes and gun-slingers fill your mind? Or is frontier world center around a small town with uplifting family principles? These five frontier dramas often combined the best of both of these, centered on small town life with the occasional introduction…

3 Books for Northanger Abbey Lovers | Jane Austen Mystery Novels

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Do you love Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey? I do. I mean, who doesn’t love a good mystery novel set in Regency England? If you do too, then check out these amazing Jane Austen meets Mystery/Suspense novels! Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Plot Recently divorced, thirty something Charlotte Kinder…

What is the Regency Era? The Time Period of Jane Austen

High waisted dresses, country dances and, of course, romance fill Regency era books and movies. In fact, the Regency era sets the scene for all of Jane Austen’s amazing works, including Pride and Prejudice. Who wouldn’t want to be Elizabeth Bennet and live in a world of Mr Darcies and country walks? But wait… what…

Why is Elizabeth Bennet so poor?

So why is Elizabeth Bennet so poor? How many times in Pride and Prejudice does Elizabeth Bennet’s mother, Mrs Bennet, shriek: “Mr Bennet, my poor nerves!” What on earth happened to her nerves? Well, probably lots of things. But foremost in her mind was the fact that she has five single daughters, including Elizabeth Bennet,…

Why will Mr. Collins inherit Longbourn? Inheritance and Entailment

So today we will be talking about Mr. Collins. *shiver* We all know Mr. Collins. His creepy wave. His penchant for excellent boiled potatoes. The way he’s set to kick Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters out of their house to live in the hedge grove as soon as their dad dies. But wait… why can…

Why Is Mr Darcy So Rich? Regency Economics 101

Mr Darcy. *sigh* Even those who have never read or watched Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice recognize his name. Mr Darcy is handsome, dashing—-and world renown for being incredibly rich. But have you ever wondered, why is he so rich? How did he get all that money? After all, it seems like he doesn’t do…

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