Jane Austen’s Bracelet

Create your own bracelet like the one on display at Chawton Cottage


Quizzing Glasses: A History by Candice Hern

Miss Thorpe, however, being four years older than Miss Morland, and at least four years better informed, had a very decided advantage in discussing such points; she could compare the balls of Bath with those of Tunbridge, its fashions with the fashions of London; could rectify the opinions of her new friend in many articles… Read more about Quizzing Glasses: A History by Candice Hern


Children’s Underwear in Regency England

Undergarments of Georgian Children


In your Easter Bonnet

Have you ever wondered how the tradition of new clothes for Easter started? It appears to be an ancient one…


Mad about Mob Caps

Caps of all shapes and sizes had long been in use by men and women as fashion accessories and protection from the elements. There was an added benefit to the Regency miss, which Jane Austen wrote about to her sister, “I have made myself two or three caps to wear of evenings since I came… Read more about Mad about Mob Caps


The Bandeau: Hairbands, Regency Style

…from the narrowest ribbon to strands of pearls and diamonds.


Polemoscope: Georgian “Jealousy Glasses”

How To Spy On A Suitor Without Looking Like You’re Trying…


18th Century Umbrellas

The word Umbrella literally means “a little shade”…