Friday Link Up

Here are some Internet stories you may have missed:

Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor on those steamy scenes and the ‘sexual evolution’ of Daphne and the Duke – Metro

Duchess of Rutland ‘excited’ to welcome visitors back into Belvoir Castle near Grantham – Grantham Journal
Among the highlights of the upcoming season will be the chance to go behind the scenes of England’s finest Regency castle as a personal guest of the Duchess of Rutland and hear about the parties and balls thrown by the 5th Duchess of Rutland at the height of the Regency era as well as ‘the nuts and bolts of living in England’s most romantic and most impractical castle.’

‘Bridgerton effect’ causes surge in Brits heading to Bath and York this summer – Mirror
Bridgerton fans are using the show as inspiration for their summer staycations – and Bath and York are seeing surges of interest

Want to try Jane Austen’s favourite cheese toastie? Now you can – The Guardian
This recipe is part of the “household book” written between 1798 and 1839 by Lloyd, who lived with Austen, her sister Cassandra and their mother (also called Cassandra) for years.

A grand Hampshire house in need of renovation, which once belonged to Jane Austen’s nephew – Country Life
Home to George Austen until 1895, Oaklands House, in Rowland’s Castle, Hampshire, has kept intact many period features, but now needs some TLC.

Netflix’s Persuasion Adaptation Starring Dakota Johnson Just Found Its Captain Wentworth – Pop Sugar

Jane Austen’s brother Henry was anti-slavery activist it emerges – MSN
Now records unearthed by Devoney Looser, Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University, show that Austen’s own brother Henry had been an outspoken abolitionist.

This Artist Shows Us What Historical Figures Would Look Like In 2021, And It’s So Engrossing – BuzzFeed
Some of her other incredible recent works include British author Jane Austen…

From the Stacks: Jane Austen fans will delight in this historical novel – News Tribune

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