Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Research books - part 1 of an occasional series

One of the best parts of writing Regency novels is the research. Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery London is a fascinating book.

Not only does it have full page reproductions of portraits of all the notable figures of the Regency, but it has useful and interesting biographical material about the sitters as well.

With women ranging from Lady Hamilton to Hannah More and men ranging from Byron to Wellington, it's a reminder of how varied life was in the Regency period.

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