Regency Man Monday – James Gillray

James Gillray (13 August 1756/7 – 1 June 1815)James Gillray was an English caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810.Gillray has been called "the father of the political cartoon", with his works satirizing George III, prime ministers and generals. Regarded as being one of the two most … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – James Gillray

Regency Man Monday – Pierce Egan

Pierce Egan (1772–1849)Pierce Egan was a British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture.Egan's parents were Irish migrants, but he may have been born in the London area. He went into the printing trade, and was a compositor for George Smeeton in 1812. He established himself as the country's leading reporter of sporting events, which at … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Pierce Egan

Regency Man Monday – Adam Sedgwick

Adam Sedgwick (22 March 1785 – 27 January 1873)Brief Bio from Wikipedia:Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata.Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Adam Sedgwick

Regency Man Monday – Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland

Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, of Holland, and3rd Baron Holland, of Foxley PC (21 November 1773 – 22 October 1840)Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, was an English politician and a major figure in Whig politics in the early 19th century. He was born at Winterslow House, Wiltshire, the son of Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland and … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland

Regency Man Monday: The Poets – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, … Continue reading Regency Man Monday: The Poets – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Regency Man Monday: The Poets – Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronLord Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and is best known for his amorous lifestyle and his brilliant use of the English language. - Biography.comShe Walks in BeautyShe walks in beauty, like the night   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that’s best of dark and bright   Meet in … Continue reading Regency Man Monday: The Poets – Lord Byron

Regency Man Monday – John Wedgwood

If I just say 'Wedgwood' what comes to mind? It's probably something like this porcelain plate. A delicate and beautiful piece of pottery or dishware.  Founded in 1759, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons specialized in fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories. At the time Queen Charlotte fell in love with the dishware and allowed Wegewood to … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – John Wedgwood