The effects of the family’s misfortunes on Jane Austen’s death

Jane Austen's Death

By Caroline Kerr Taylor 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She is one of the world’s most popular literary giants. It was a tragic loss that she died at 41, just as her star was gaining traction in the literary firmaments. We will never know for sure the exact cause of her… Read more about The effects of the family’s misfortunes on Jane Austen’s death


Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen

Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen

by Marc DeSantis A Rural England Though Jane Austen’s life of forty-one years was lamentably short, her time on earth, 1775 to 1817, was nonetheless one of great and momentous change.  England was still largely rural in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the rhythm of its country life was tied to the… Read more about Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen


Sicilian Amber— Amber Cross

Amber Cross

Fanny Price’s brother William, gives her an amber cross from Sicily…but why Sicily?


Limeys and the Cure for Scurvy

Scurvy was the bane of a seaman’s existence…


Hannah Snell: The Famous “Woman In Men’s Cloaths”

In 1746 Hannah Snell donned men’s apparel in order to find her wayward husband…


The Mutiny on the Bounty

Detailing the 1789 mutiny of Captain William Bligh’s crew, aboard the HMS Bounty


The Nautilus: Submarine Terror of the Seas

Often considered the first practical submarine…


The Battle of Fishguard

Known as The Last Invasion of England