Friday Link Up

Here are some Internet stories you might have missed last week:

‘Bridgerton’ Is Just the Beginning – New York Times
In this time of our confinement, fans of period clothing are having a lot of fun on social media.

Netlix’s ‘Bridgerton’ is Leading a Romance Novel Renaissance – WKTV
“Bridgerton” is based on a series of books by romance author Julia Quinn, and its popularity has rocketed the books back on to bestseller lists, sparking new interest in a complex and extremely influential genre.

This Day in History – Feb 5 – JamaicaObserver
1811: British Regency Act is passed, whereby the Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent during King George III’s temporary insanity.

Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ is giving corset sellers a boost – Business Insider
Since “Bridgerton” aired, retailers including Etsy and Corset Story have seen upticks in traffic.

Bridgerton: How does Regency Era dating compare to now? – Express
BRIDGERTON continues to captivate audiences with viewers falling in love with the racy Netflix period drama. But how does the Regency Era marriage market compare to dating now? spoke exclusively to a dating expert from Match about the parallels and differences.

From Boxer Shorts To Bridgerton-Inspired Underwear, 6 Lingerie Trends To Shop Now – Refinery29

Corsets and chintz: why we are so obsessed with Bridgerton and The Crown – Palatinate

The obsession with period dramas during a pandemic – The Suffolk Journal

Destined for an arranged marriage, I chose to follow my heart – The Guardian
Interesting article but included because of her disappointment with an Austen couple.

TV dramas such as The Crown and Bridgerton give stately homes new lease of life – Mirror
From Downton Abbey to Poldark and Bridgerton, British ­drama is now a lucrative business for the UK’s most historic houses with the National Trust racking up £4m in two years

ITV ready to make second series of Sanditon as rival drama Bridgeton sees roaring success – Express
ITV seems ready to “send for Sanditon” after seeing the ratings-grabbing success of rival costume drama Bridgerton.

Blast from the past: The rise of Jane Austen-esque hobbies in lockdown – The Telegraph
For those seeking a distraction from the pandemic, simple pleasures can found by looking to history for inspiration – whatever your age

The Best Free Kindle Books of 2021 – Bookriot
The list includes some classics and some newer titles.

The rudeness of calling Jane Austen by her surname – The Spectator
Even when I see Jane Austen referred to as ‘Austen’ I feel it a little rude. It makes her sound like a convict, or at best the cook below stairs in some historical drama. ‘Austen, there will be 14 to dinner and please ensure the duck is thoroughly done.’

Here’s the Proper Way to Set a Regency-Inspired Table – Yahoo! Life
Hostess extraordinaire Kimberly Schlegel Whitman dishes on the makings of a Regency-era tablescape.

7 Recent and Upcoming Romances by Black Authors You Should Check Out – Booktrib
Regency in Color is a collection of five novellas with heroes and heroines of color featuring everything from a beautiful heiress moonlighting as a tavern songstress, to a sinfully sexy, society misfit Duke striking an unlikely alliance.

What The Actor Who Plays Elton In Clueless Is Doing Today – Nicki Swift

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