Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Regency Reigns

When I began writing romance, and even though I'd read Regency romances extensively, the Regency period wasn't something I thought I'd enjoy writing about. I reckoned contemporary was more my style. However I've loved immersing myself in that period between February 1811 and January 1820 when George, Prince of Wales reigned as Regent. The times were not so unlike those we experience today: years of change, unrest, tremendous advances and achievements in technology, art and literature - an intriguing and dramatic period to be learning and writing about.
Today my favourite Regency word is 'Tippet' - a scarf, often of fur, thrown about the shoulders. A much more delicious word than 'wrap' don't you think?

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