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Mansfield Park watch along! Part 1

Watch Mansfield Park with me and and we’ll dish over all the wonderful little period details together. Mansfield Park is not the most popular Jane Austen work by any means. But I confess, I really like it. And there’s a lot of great stuff to talk about in it, so pull out the popcorn and …

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Gentlemen, Gentry and Regency Era Social Class

During the Regency era social class played a huge role in all aspects of life. Birth was a key factor in determining one’s social standing. For some, especially the eldest son and heir, their standing was established with an inherited title and fortune.  For others, especially younger sons, inheritance of  land or fortune and occupation …

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