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The Life of Painters…and Other Hazards

By on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 | 0 comments

Don't you love learning things you never intended to find? I'm doing some research into medicine as it was practiced in the Regency period, and I had to chuckle when I came across this, which was written way earlier, around 1700:"We read that Raphael of Urbino, the famous painter, was snatched from life in the very flower [...]

Elizabeth Inchbald: A Real-Life Regency Heroine

By on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 | 0 comments

I am reading a book, Passion and Principle:  the Loves and Lives of Regency Women by Jane Aiken Hodge.   Here is an amazing story I rustled up from this book:Have you ever heard of Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821)?  She is a woman with an incredibly independent spirit for her age (well, for any age!) who was a [...]

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