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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Really strange phenomena from the 'long' Regency.

I've been researching weather for a while, with a view to presenting a month-by-month description covering the 'long' Regency and whilst poking around in the Newspaper Archive, I've come across one or two very odd things.


Saturday 24th august 1811 Norfolk Chronicle.



Monday 28th November 1803 Salisbury and Winchester journal.
Add to this the Lunar rainbow visible at Edinborough on the 20th October 1801, the odd case of ball lightning as on 30th January 1801 at Hoxton,  several hurricanes, and people frequently killed by lightning, and it appears that the early 19th century had some very exciting weather indeed.
I'm guessing that the event at Bromswell camp may well have been some kind of ball lightning; but has anybody got any idea what happened at Grantham? 

Friday, 5 September 2014

I've been guest blogging again...

... This one on Kathryn Kane's new 'Romance' blog, so if anyone would like to read my blog on 'the elements of romance' please find it HERE.  This is an addition to Kat's excellent 'Regency Redingote' blog HERE which is most certainly well worth browsing.  Get your cuppa first though, you'll be lost in it for hours of enjoyment.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Unwilling Viscount

All right, I give in.  Rookwood might have seemed a classy title but it panned; so I'm trying the expedient of seeing whether using a title in the title works.  I'm also using the expedient of changing the cover.  Haven't got the blurb on it yet, but here's the new version.  A departure for me from my Ackermann's prints but as the original panned so thoroughly, I might as well experiment.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Knowledge Quest article!

This month and next, two of my name articles will be published in Knowledge Quest online magazine http://www.knowledgequestmaps.com/ 

Do check it out!