1806 AssemblyThe first automaton devices entered popular consciousness in the 17th century. The mechanical toy took off in the 18th century, along with automata such as an android flautist, which captured intellectual and popular interest (Tiffany, 2000). During the late 18th century, Henri Mallardet was one of the creators of automated writers and draftsmen for

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Regency Period Furniture (1800 – 1830)Furniture styles are frequently named after the historical periods in which they appear. In the case of English furniture, this frequently means naming a style after the reigning king or queen. The naming convention only partially applies to Regency Period furniture, revealing the complicated political atmosphere of England at the

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IntroductionRegency style is associated with the Regency era (1811-1820), which occurred during King George III’s mental illness. This was the reign of George IV as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom.The UK’s involvement in the Napoleonic Wars, which resulted in shortages of some traditional building materials and high taxes on others, was a major influencing

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When I first began looking at online images of letters from Jane Austen’s time last summer, I was frequently perplexed by what I was seeing. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t handled actual letters from that time period to get a sense of their size and how they were folded. Perhaps it’s because different archives photograph

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The historical Regency period in England lasted from 1811 to 1820, during the reign of the Prince of Whales, George IV. Because George IV’s father, King George III, was still alive but unable to act as reigning monarch due to health issues, the Regency occurred. The king is thought to have had porphyria, which affected

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Regency PeriodThe first challenge in studying Regency literature is being specific about the historical periods involved. Technically, the Regency Period was the nine-year period from 1811 to 1820 when England was ruled by a prince regent rather than a king. This occurred because King George III was deemed incapable of ruling his own kingdom due

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Jane Austen lived in a world that was frequently centered on the events and consequences of France’s Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Europe’s politics were frequently in the news during Jane Austen’s lifetime, but she chose not to make many references to them in her works. Instead, she concentrated on writing about aspects of everyday relationships

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The lady of the house’s first task would be to speak with the housekeeper after breakfast with the kids. They would need to talk about the other servants in order to ensure that they were performing their duties properly and acting appropriately both above and below the stairs. They would also talk about dinner. The lady

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