The Quizzing Glass Blog

Members’ Regency Fiction Releases for November 2023

On the 1st of each month, Regency Fiction Writers publishes our FREE online newsletter, The Regency Reader, to anyone interested in Regency Fiction (1780-1840). The publication features author interviews, tidbits about the Regency era, and a listing of new titles from members and non-members. Members’ releases also appear here on the blog. Submit your Regency-set…

Edward Despard and His failed Assassination Plot
|

Edward Despard and His failed Assassination Plot

There must be something about the month of November and plots to kill the British king. The dastardly treason of Guy Fawkes and his band of conspirators is well-known, and the foiling of that plot is still celebrated more than 400 years after the event, marked with fireworks, parades and bonfires throughout Great Britain on…

November traditions

  Halloween may be over, but as we get into early November there are a few more British traditions that were likely familiar to anyone living in Regency England. The most obvious one is Guy Fawkes Day. November 5, 1605, is the date that the infamous Gunpowder Plot was foiled, preventing Guy Fawkes and his…

Featured Member for October: Anne Rollins

This month Quizzing Glass chats with Anne Rollins, author of historical fantasy romance QG: What most interests you about the people of the Georgian/Regency era? I think part of the appeal is how challenging it seems to find romantic partners in such a strict society. Women weren’t supposed to be too obvious about their feelings….

A Regency ghost and more tales of haunted theaters

A Regency ghost and more tales of haunted theaters

  What is it about ghosts and theaters? There seems to be something about the excitement and intense emotions exhibited during a performance that encourages spirits to hang around, like afterlife groupies hoping to get invited backstage. In my last post I talked about the ghosts who haunt the Theatre Royal Bath. However, ghostly apparitions…

Members’ Regency Fiction Releases for October 2023

On the 1st of each month, Regency Fiction Writers publishes our FREE online newsletter, The Regency Reader, to anyone interested in Regency Fiction (1780-1840). The publication features author interviews, tidbits about the Regency era, and a listing of new titles from members and non-members. Members’ releases also appear here on the blog. Submit your Regency-set…

Other Ghosts Haunting the Regency

Other Ghosts Haunting the Regency

Step aside, Hammersmith Ghost. There were other specters who spooked Regency imaginations and inspired the popular press. Here are a few noteworthy examples: Queen Elizabeth I Here’s a phantom that must have haunted Napoleon’s nightmares in the early years of the 19th century while he was  planning to invade England. In this 1803 print published…