Here are some internet stories you may have missed last week:
Bridgerton creates rising demand for Regency furniture – Christian Davies Antiques
Inside the Regency Act 1937 – Royal Central
The Regency Act of 1937 lays out who stands in for a Monarch in a range of situations where they can’t exercise their functions. It came into force in the first year of the reign of King George VI, when his heir was a ten year old princess called Elizabeth. Now the longest ruling Monarch in British history, the rules set up by her father still hold sway and here, Royal Central outlines what that means for the current House of Windsor.
Feminist authors you should read – Time of India
Caroline Criado Perez – A British journalist, author and activist, she is the reason that Jane Austen is on a British banknote and the statue of Millicent Fawcett, a suffragist is in Parliament Square.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T READ THE “BRIDGERTON” BOOKS, AND WHAT TO READ INSTEAD – The Wellesley News
*Amelia’s Note* The article recommends Dianne Freeman’s Countess of Harleigh series and I can also second this series, while not set in the Regency/Georgian Era it is a very enjoyable series.
Clueless Characters Ranked From Least To Most Likely To Survive The Hunger Games – Screen Rant
The characters from Clueless aren’t exactly survivalists, but if they were thrust into The Hunger Games, who has the best chances of winning?
A TURN-UP FOR THE BOOKS The 10 most valuable books that could make YOU a fortune – including Harry Potter – The Sun
IF you spent all of lockdown reading every book in your house – take note as if you have any of these titles you might be sitting on a small fortune.
Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey – the grave of Charles Dickens – will be used as an NHS Covid vaccination centre from tomorrow – The Daily Mail
It’s the final resting place of some of Britain’s greatest writers, including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Lord Tennyson. But from tomorrow, Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey will be more than just a monument to literature when it is converted to a Covid vaccination centre.
Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Chatham dockyard exhibition to open soon – Kent Online
The temporary exhibition will challenge the misconceptions and superstitions of women at sea, explore women’s place in war and share inspiring stories of pioneering women who campaigned for change and fought against the odds, including Jane Austen’s sister-in-law, Fanny, and Zandra Bradley, the first female apprentice.
Q&A: Whit Stillman – Hillsdale Collegian
Whit Stillman is an American writer and director. He earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his 1990 film “Metropolitan” and directed “Love and Friendship,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Lady Susan.” He spoke Wednesday night at the Center for Constructive Alternatives lecture series “Jane Austen on Film.”
PBS Is Hosting a Virtual Tour of Jane Austen’s House – Mentalfloss