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A Problem Beyond Human Solution: Women’s Education in the Eighteenth Century

My guest today is Lucienne Boyce. She is a historical novelist and women’s suffrage historian. Both her fiction and non fiction reflect her interest in the history of dissent, history “from the ground up,” and reform movements. Her eighteenth-century novels centre on topics such as land enclosure, Parliamentary reform, and anti-slavery, and her non-fiction explores…

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International Responses to the English Landscape Garden

Today’s guest is Claire Cock-Starkey. Claire started out in media, working at the BBC Radio Four and Five Live before going to LBC. She then began working as researcher, and after “producing a small team of children,” she began working as freelance writer and editor. She has written several books, with her most recent book,…

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The Etiquette of Victorian Christenings

My guest today is Mallory James. She has long been interested in the nineteenth century and set up her blog, Behind The Past, to indulge this passion. Her blog is made up of a series of how-to guides and lifestyle hints, aimed at any aspiring Regency and Victorian ladies and gentlemen. Today Mallory will be…

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The Victorian Séance

Linda Stratmann has long been fascinated by history and crime, and combines these in her writing, which includes thirteen non-fiction books of true crime and biography and two crime fiction series featuring Victorian lady sleuths. When researching for her series set in 1870s Brighton, Linda has had enormous fun reading about the subject of her…

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Childbirth and Forceps Delivery

Please welcome my guest Regina Jeffers. Regina, an award-winning author of historical cozy mysteries, Austenesque sequels and retellings, as well as Regency era romances, has worn many hats over her lifetime: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, tax preparer, journalist, choreographer, Broadway dancer, theatre director, history buff, grant writer, media literacy consultant, and…

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Jacintha Dalrymple: Sister to Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Today on my blog I have Joanne Major and Sarah Murden. They are the authors of a forthcoming biography on the eighteenth-century courtesan, Grace Dalrymple Elliott. They have decided to share some information not about Grace, but rather about her elder sister Jacintha. So without further ado …

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