Lady Jamison to the Duke of Sherwyn, “One life has already been lost because of me. My friend was killed. Her body discarded like a tattered rag doll.” Cayle and Becca will have to find the murderer before she becomes the next victim and they lose what they only now realized could be their chance at true love. Embracing Scandal https://books2read.com/suziloveESLady Jamison to Duke of Sherwyn, “One life has already been lost because of me.” #ReadARegency #VictorianRomance #HistoricalRomance https://books2read.com/suziloveES Click To Tweet
1800s Early History Of The Metropolitan Police, London. #BritishHistory #RegencyEra #police #London
The Metropolitan Police, London Before 1829
- Policing in the 17th and 18th centuries – one unarmed able-bodied citizen in each parish a man was appointed or elected annually to serve for a year unpaid as parish constable.
- Worked in co-operation with the local Justices in observing laws and maintaining order.
- In towns, responsibility for the maintenance of order was conferred on the guilds
- Later conferred on other specified groups of citizens
- These supplied bodies of paid men, known as The Watch
- The Watch guarded the gates and patrolled the streets at night
- Huge social and economic changes and increases in town populations meant parish constables and Watch systems couldn’t cope.
- In 1812, 1818 and 1822, Parliamentary committees investigated crime and policing.
- Impotence of the law-enforcement machinery was a serious menace
- Conditions became intolerable and led to the formation of the New Police
The Metropolitan Police
- Established by an Act of Parliament in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel
- Peel appointed 2 Commissioners
- Appointed 895 Constables, 88 Sergeants, 20 Inspectors and 8 Superintendents.
- Superseded the local Watch in the London area but the City of London was not covered.
- Numbers increased
- Grew to include the Greater London area (excluding the City of London)
- Included parts of the Home Counties and all Royal Naval Dock Yards throughout the country.
- First officer was given the warrant number ‘1’
- Today the service is reaching near to a quarter million
- The warrant number is unique to the officer
- Different from the shoulder number which changes as the officer moves stations. Scotland Yard
- Colonel Charles Rowan and Richard Mayne organized and designed the New Police
- The two Commissioners occupied a private house at 4, Whitehall Place
- The back opened on to a courtyard and used as a police station
- This address led to the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police being known as Scotland Yard.
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. Regarded as the father of modern British policing as he founded the Metropolitan Police Service.
- Other Police organizations
- Some older police establishments remained outside control of the Metropolitan Police Office
- The Bow Street Patrols, mounted and foot, commonly called the Bow Street runners.
- Police Office constables attached to the offices of, and under the control of, the Magistrates.
- The Marine or River Police.
- By 1839 all these establishments had been absorbed by the Metropolitan Police Force.
- The City of London Police was set up in 1839 and is an independent force to this day.
1845-1865 ca. Cream Silk Evening Slippers, British. Cream evening shoes with ankle ties and lace trim. Trim is unusual because mid 19th Century ladies’ shoes were often plain as only toes showed beneath fashionable long skirts. Designed By Hobbs, famous London shoemaker, and with a label attached to lining with a regal crest to show maker’s royal patronage. via Metropolitan Museum, NYC, U.S.A. metmuseum.org1845-1865 ca. Cream Silk Evening Slippers With Ankle Ties, British. #Shoes #Victorian #Fashion Click To Tweet
Scenting Scandal Book 2 Scandalous Siblings Series. Richard, Earl of Winchester, may not know it yet, but he’s Lady Laura Jamison’s perfect match. Lady Laura Jamison believes her extraordinary olfactory senses will sniff out her perfect match, but will Richard prove her theory wrong? https://books2read.com/suziloveSSRichard, Earl of Winchester may not know it yet, but he's Lady Laura Jamison's perfect match. #HistRomance #mystery #RegencyRomance https://books2read.com/suziloveSS Click To Tweet
1809 October A fine cambric or Indian muslin high-gown, with long sleeves and falling collar, ornamented at the feet and around the neck with appliquéd lace or needle work. Deep amber broach or gold filigree buckle, confining the dress at the throat and waist, with bracelets to match. Gold chain and opera glass. The woodland hat of fine plaited straw or chip, with ostrich feather falling on one side. A French cloak of bright purple sarsnet or velvet, lined with amber or rose, and trimmed entirely round with black lace and beading. Parasol, with deep amber awning. Shoes and gloves of buff kid. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’.1809 October Muslin Walking Dress With Appliqued Lace and Dangling Opera Glass. #RegencyFashion #JaneAusten #FashionHistory https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1805-1809 Click To Tweet
Historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes give an overview of life in the early 1800s. Information for history readers and writers of the Regency Years, for Jane Austen fans and all history buffs. Pictures help visualize the people and places of the long Regency period. https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Regency Overview Regency Life Series Book 1 by Suzi Love.
The Regency Life Series By Suzi Love depicts the ups and downs of life in the early 1800’s, or Jane Austen’s years, or the Regency Era. Fun pictures, historical information, and funny anecdotes show how people fill their days, where they go and with whom they spend their time. These light-hearted looks at the longer Regency years are an easy to read overview of what people did and wore, and where they worked and played. Plenty of information for history buffs and lots of pictures help readers and writers of historical fiction visualize the last years of the 18th Century until Queen Victoria took the throne.Images, information, funny anecdotes give overview of Jane Austen's times or early 1800s. Regency Overview Book 1 #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory #peerage https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Click To Tweet
Embracing Scandal Book 1 Scandalous Siblings After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin. The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate – and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed. But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector? https://books2read.com/suziloveES
Scenting Scandal Book 2 Lady Laura Jamison uses her extraordinary olfactory senses to sniff out her perfect match, a husband who fits all her scientific criteria. But after she evades an assassin’s bullets, twice, while attending her sister’s wedding, she is forced to accept the protection of their family friend, and her nemesis, the Earl of Winchester. Richard evades marriage with someone as beautiful and intelligent as Laura, fearing she’ll uncover his shameful childhood secret. The mismatched pair risks their wealth and reputations racing around London’s seedier areas in a desperate attempt to stop a madwoman before she recruits more criminals and rebuilds her illegal share trading syndicate. When they accept each other’s strengths and weakness, will Laura and Richard also discover a passion neither counted on? https:/books2read.com/suziloveSS
December Scandal Book 3 Michael Brandon travels to introduce the woman he loves to family but is shocked when his missing brother arrives. The Jamisons join the St. Martins at the duke’s country estate but a December snowstorm doubles guest numbers. https:/books2read.com/suziloveDS
Scandalous Siblings Series Books 1-3 Historical romance with science, history and mystery. #histrom #Regencyromance. #mystery #VictorianRomance #ReadARegency https://books2read.com/suziloveDS Click To Tweet
1809 Messrs. Harding Howell and Co., London, UK. View of interior of Harding Howell and Co., draper’s shop on Pall Mall. Ladies examine latest fashions and fabrics which they could then request of their dressmakers. This house extended 150 feet from front to back and was divided by glass petitions into four departments, furs and fans, haberdashery, jewellery, ornaments and perfumes, and millinery. bl.uk1809 Messrs. Harding Howell and Co., Draper on Pall Mall, London, U.K. #RegencyEra #London #History https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Click To Tweet
1823 Hackney Cab, London, U.K. This small cabriolet was built by coach builder, David Davies, and licensed for public convenience. Name ‘hackney’ derived from village of Hackney, Middlesex, famous for horse drawn carriages. French word cabriolet was shortened to cab, hence ‘Hackney Cab’. In 1813, there were 1100 hackney coaches for hire in London. Designs changed constantly and in 1834 Joseph Hansom registered his design for a cabriolet named ‘Hansom Cab’.1823 Hackney Cab, London, built by coach builder, David Davies. #Regency #London #Carriage http://books2read.com/SuziLoveTravel Click To Tweet