Category Archives: Georgian and Regency

Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille

A week ago today – 14 July 2015 – a national holiday took place all over France.

It was called Bastille Day.

This anniversary marks the Storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789.

Led by the revolutionaries of Paris, the angry pheasants stormed the medieval prison called Bastille in Paris to get out the people, who were unfairly imprisoned. This event prompted the French Revolution of 1789, and the eventual fall of the French Monarchy.

France, as we know it, was born. Continue reading Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille

The Things History Found: Law and Order

 Last week, I made a post about the things that history lost, focussing on Paris in the Georgian and Regency era. The idea from Writing 101 was to make a series on lost things. But my prompt has told me to look at something found. So, in this post, I will look at the same period, but focus on two things on law and order.
  1. Cross-examiation in the Courtroom 

During the Gerogian era, the courtroom was not seen as a place of justice, but a place of entertainment. The person on trial was howled at, sentences was decided by the jury in two minutes, and the judge wanted every case done before lunch. Continue reading The Things History Found: Law and Order

Significant Music in History: Classical Music

There are so many amazing pieces of music that were created in the time history of history. Each era of history have significant compositions that are instantly reconisable and make such significant mark on history.

Here are three of my favourites in the Classical period:

  1. Beethoven – Für Elise

Continue reading Significant Music in History: Classical Music

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Spring (1st Movement)

The Four Seasons is one of Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous works, while being one of the most recognisable peices of music hailing from the Baroque era.

Continue reading Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Spring (1st Movement)

Scotland’s Son: Robert Burns

At the end of every January, there is an annual celebration here in the UK called Burns Night or Burns Suppers. People drink whisty, eat haggis, and dance the night away. This event is to celebrate the birth of a famous Scottish poet named Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796). Continue reading Scotland’s Son: Robert Burns

Letter to a Dream Reader

Dear Ms Jane Austen,

Oh, Jane Austen!¹ How I, and zillion other people, admire you and your works! Your great novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, provide enjoyment to many people every day. Your quotes are written on everything, girls pine for a Mr Darcy, and people like me wonder what it was like to live in the 18th and 19th centuries (after the medieval era, the Georgian/Regency period is my second favourite). Needless to say, your unique language, fashion, and Georgian dances provides escapism to us from the modern world. Continue reading Letter to a Dream Reader