MAY 15 – JUNE 30, 2024

Placing Your Regency Characters: England County by County


Class Description

1 – A Brief History of the 39 Historic Counties
2 – County Organizational Structure
3 – Political Structure & Population Distribution
4 – What’s In a Name for a place for family: The Influence of the Past
5 –  Southeast (England’s Garden)
6 – The Thames Valley, The South Downs, Chiltern Hills, Isle of Wight
7 – Southwest (the West Country)
8 – East Anglia
9 – Central England (the Midlands)

10 – More on the Midlands
12 – North England (the North)
13 – More on the North
14 – The Lake District, The Peak District, The Wolds, The Moors, The Dales, The Pennines
15 – Corporate Counties
16 – Changing Landscapes
17 – Connections across Counties: Roads and Canals
18 – Flora and Fauna Across the Counties

Shannon Donnelly

About the Instructor

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including the Indie BRAG Gold Medallion, a nomination for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid® Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.” Her Regency romance, Lady Chance, and her Regency romance novella, Davinia’s Duke, were each awarded the IndieBRAG Gold Medallion. Davinia’s Duke also won the Booksellers’ Best Award for best novella, judged by readers and booksellers. Learn more at

Class Delivery

This class consists of 18 written PDF lessons with illustrations, which will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Links to videos will be posted. Additional video meetings to show a PowerPoint presentation and for Q&A will be offered the first and last weeks of class.

Class Format


Written Lectures: MANY
Video Lectures: FEW
Other Videos: SOME
Pictures: SOME

Class Fees

$60 for RFW members
$75 for non-members

Scholarships are available for members

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