An overview of an older gentleman’s clothing, social life, and responsibilities in the early 1800s. Take a look at where he went, what he wore, and how he managed the family’s finances. Older Gentleman’s Day Regency Life Series Book 3 books2read.com/suziloveOGDOverview Of Older Gentleman's Day In Early 1800s, or Jane Austen's Regency Era. #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory http://books2read.com/suziloveOGD Click To Tweet
1800s Typical Food Served and Table Settings Used. Historic food from Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management, 1882 Warne’ s Model Housekeeper, London, U.K., 1892 Cassel’s Dictionary of Cookery.What did Jane Austen eat? 1800s Typical Food Served and Table Settings Used. #JaneAusten #RegencyEra #RomanticEra #Food #BritishHistory. https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Click To Tweet
An Overview of Regency London From 1820 The English Metropolis by John Corry via Google Books (PD-180)
1820 An Overview of Regency London From 1820 The English Metropolis by John Corry #RegencyEra #London #googlebooks. https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Click To Tweet
1826 A Squeeze At Carlton Palace, London. From Regency Social Life. 1826 The English Spy By Robert Cruikshank.1826 A Squeeze At Carlton Palace, London. From Regency Social Life. #Regency #Cartoon #England. https://books2read.com/suziloveOLD Click To Tweet
1826 Locked up in a sponging house on Carey Street, London, because they are unable to pay their bill. From A Regency Gentleman’s Life. #Regency #Cartoon #England1826 Locked up in a sponging house on Carey Street, London. From A Regency Gentleman's Life. #RegencyEra #Cartoon #England https://books2read.com/suziloveYGD Click To Tweet
Medical History. Images from historical surgery and hospital treatments after surgery. 1818 Elements of Surgery. Via Google Books (PD-200) All these images can be found on my Pinterest board for History – Medical. In Jane Austen’s times, medical problems were mainly dealt with in the home. A surgeon or apothecary might be called but the care of the patient and administering medications and treatments was the family’s responsibility, possibly with the help of servants.Medical History. Images from historical surgery and hospital treatments after surgery. 1818 Elements of Surgery. #janeAusten #RegencyEra #Medical #GoogleBooks Click To Tweet
1800s Typical Salads Served during the 1800s. These are the sort of salads that Jane Austen’s family would have eaten to accompany main dishes during the early 1800s, or Regency Era. 1800s Typical Salads Served, Cucumber, Beetroot and Potato, Macedone Salad, Tomato Salad, Jellied Russian and Italian Salads, Prawn Salad, Egg and Lettuce, Lobster Salad and Salad Dumas. From: 1860s Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. via Google Books (PD-150). 1800s Typical salads served in households like Jane Austen’s. https://books2read.com/suziloveOLD1800s Typical Salads Served With Main Meals In Households Like Jane Austen's. #Food #RegencyEra #JaneAusten #BritishHistory https://books2read.com/suziloveOLD Click To Tweet
Covent Garden is within the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden, and the parliamentary constituencies of Cities of London and Westminster and Holborn and St Pancras. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.
In 1552, the land was seized by Henry VIII and granted to the Earls of Bedford. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. It was the first modern square in London, with Italian arcades and a flat, open space or piazza with low railings. This layout was copied in other new estates in London.
In 1654, an open-air fruit and vegetable market grew on the south side of the fashionable square but over time the market and the surrounding area fell into disrepute. Taverns, theatres, coffee-houses and brothels opened up, the gentry moved away, and rakes, wits and playwrights moved in.
By the 18th century Covent Garden had become a well-known red-light district, attracting notable prostitutes such as Betty Careless and Jane Douglas. Descriptions of the prostitutes and where to find them were provided by Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, the “essential guide and accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure”.
Covent Garden’s market was always disorderly, the buildings in bad shape, and overcrowded with stalls, donkeys, carts, and peddlers. The small number of passageways into the piazza were small and with bottle necks of carts moving goods and market sellers fighting for right of way. The markets supplied fruits and vegetables, mostly homegrown but with imported goods increasing. Many sellers missed paying tolls for selling in the piazza or refused to pay them so the owner, the Earl of Bedford, took many people to court for not paying tolls. He realized the markets were in such poor condition that he couldn’t charge sellers until he improved them. In 1830, a new market hall was built with sections dividing the kind of goods sold which did improve things, but the markets remained chaotic. By 1890, people were again complaining about the narrow streets and congestion.
Covent Garden’s flower girls attracted attention by shouting:
“Two bundles a penny, primroses!”
“Sweet violets, penny a bunch!”
In 1851, Henry Mayhew wrote London Labour and the London Poor describing two types of flower girl. The young girls, or waifs, sold flowers to feed the family. The other type of flower girl stayed out late, doubled as prostitutes, and had bad reputations.
In 1913, Herbrand Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford agreed to sell the Covent Garden Estate for £2 million to the MP and land speculator Harry Mallaby-Deeley, who sold his option in 1918 to the Beecham family for £250,000.
In 1830, Charles Fowler’s neo-classical building was erected to cover the market and as the market grew, the prostitutes moved on. The Floral Hall and Charter Market were added and the Jubilee Market in 1904.
In 1913,Herbrand Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford agreed to sell the Covent Garden Estate for £2 million to the MP and land speculator Harry Mallaby-Deeley, who sold his option in 1918 to the Beecham family for £250,000. By the end of the 1960s, traffic had become congested until in 1974 the market relocated to the New Covent Garden Market about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. In 1980, the central building re-opened as a shopping centre and then became a tourist location with cafes, pubs, small shops, a craft market called the Apple Market, and another market in the Jubilee Hall.1552 Onwards Covent Garden, London, England. #BritishHistory #London #CoventGarden Click To Tweet
Are you a reader or writer of the early 1800s, or Regency Era, fiction or nonfiction? Want good information and pictures? Try Books 1-5 Regency Life Series by Suzi Love. 1. Regency Overview 2. Younger Man’s Day 3. Older Man’s Day 4. Younger Lady’s Day 5. Older Lady’s Day
1818 September 18th Le Palais Royal de Paris. ‘A Peep at the French Monstrosities’. Two English tourists dressed as dandies walk arm-in-arm under the arcade of the Palais Royal, interested in the promenading courtesans. Their dress is rather similar to that of the Englishmen, but the latter wear bell-shaped top-hats, while the Frenchmen have flower-pot shaped hats. By George Cruikshank. Via British Museum, London, UK. britishmuseum.org (PD-Art)1818 September 18th 'A Peep at the French Monstrosities' By George Cruikshank. #Regency #Cartoon #England https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819 Click To Tweet