Tag: Pride and Prejudice

Crossed in Love Ch 3

In Pride and Prejudice, was Elizabeth crossed in love while the militia was stationed over Christmas in Meryton?. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 3 November 30, 1811   Mr. Collins’s return brought back Mama’s melancholy in even greater measure than before. Who would have imagined a quiet and contemplative …

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Crossed in Love Ch 2

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder what happened in Hertfordshire over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 2 November 27, 1811   Monday passed quickly with last minute repairs to Kitty’s gown requiring a pleasing amount of time …

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Crossed in Love Ch 1

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder if Elizabeth was indeed crossed in love over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 1 November 24, 1811   Elizabeth followed Papa with her eyes as he paced along his favorite track …

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Ape Leaders: Spinsters of the Regency Era

Regency society organized itself around marriage and family. Adults were identified by their place, or lack thereof, in a married, family unit. Married women were ranked higher and more respected than the unmarried spinsters.   The plight of the regency spinsters is fairly well documented. The local tax or judicial records says it all. Women were …

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Marriage Annulments in Jane Austen’s World

Marriage was a serious business in the regency. Divorce was nearly impossible to obtain, but what about annulments? What happened if a young person ‘married in haste’ but then repented of his or her decision? Annulment, when possible, was the best option to end a marriage since it did not carry the social stigma of a …

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