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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. The list of Previous Notables and Upcoming Entries has grown so long that I will post this once a week on Saturdays now.

Previous Notables (Click to see the Blog):

George III George IV Georgiana Cavendish
William IV Lady Hester Stanhope Lady Caroline Lamb
Princess Charlotte Queen Charlotte Charles James Fox
Queen Adelaide Dorothea Jordan Jane Austen
Maria Fitzherbert Lord Byron John Keats
Princess Caroline Percy Bysshe Shelley Cassandra Austen
Edmund Kean Thomas Clarkson Sir John Moore
John Burgoyne William Wilberforce Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Sarah Siddons Josiah Wedgwood Emma Hamilton
Hannah More John Phillip Kemble John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent
Ann Hatton Stephen Kemble Mary Robinson
Harriet Mellon Zachary Macaulay George Elphinstone
Thomas Babington George Romney Mary Moser
Ozias Humphry William Hayley Daniel Mendoza
Edward Pellew Angelica Kauffman Sir William Hamilton
David Garrick Pownoll Bastard Pellew Charles Arbuthnot
William Upcott William Huskisson Dominic Serres
Sir George Barlow Scrope Davies Charles Francis Greville
George Stubbs Fanny Kemble Thomas Warton
William Mason Thomas Troubridge Charles Stanhope
Robert Fulke Greville Gentleman John Jackson Ann Radcliffe
Edward ‘Golden Ball’ Hughes John Opie Adam Walker
John Ireland Henry Pierrepoint Robert Stephenson
Mary Shelley Sir Joshua Reynolds Francis Place
Richard Harding Evans Lord Thomas Foley Francis Burdett
John Gale Jones George Parker Bidder Sir George Warren
Edward Eliot William Beechey Eva Marie Veigel
Hugh Percy-Northumberland Charles Philip Yorke Lord Palmerston
Samuel Romilly John Petty 2nd Marquess Lansdowne Henry Herbert Southey
Stapleton Cotton Colin Macaulay Amelia Opie
Sir James Hall Henry Thomas Colebrooke Maria Foote
Sir David Baird Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville Dr. Robert Gooch
William Baillie James Northcote Horatio Nelson
Henry Fuseli Home Riggs Popham John Playfair
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess Lansdowne Thomas Douglas 5th Earl of Selkirk Frederick Gerald “Poodle” Byng
Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) Joseph John Gurney
Edward John Eliot Henry Perronet Briggs George Lionel Dawson-Damer
Thomas Foley Mark Robinson Charles Culling Smith
Francis Charles Seymour-Ingram, 3rd Marquess of Hertford Thomas Fowell Buxton Tyrone Power
Richard Cumberland William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough
Jeffry Wyattville Henry Mildmay Nicholas Wood
Hester Thrale Catherine Hughes, Baroness de Calabrella Admiral Israel Pellew
William Wellesley Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington Henry Moyes Charles Fitzroy
Lord Granville Somerset Lumley St. George Skeffington William Playfair
John Lade Astley Cooper Matthew Gregory Lewis
Edward Pease Thomas Coutts John Urpeth Rastrick
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond Captain William Baillie John Pitt Kennedy
Henry Cline Sarah Clementina Drummond-Burrell Samuel Wyatt
Lord George Lennox George Bussy Villiers



There will be many other notables coming, a full and changing list can be found here on the blog as I keep adding to it. The list so far is:

  • John Kennedy (1769-1855)
  • David Livingstone
  • John Gell, Admiral
  • George Borrow
  • John Gurney
  • Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry
  • Louisa Gurney Hoare
  • Bishop Porteus
  • John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington
  • Alexander Mackenzie
  • Adam Ferguson of Raith
  • Nevil Maskelyne
  • Dugald Stewart
  • James Playfair
  • William Henry Playfair
  • William Ludlam
  • James Hutton
  • John Boydell
  • Benjamin Tucker
  • Sir Robert Calder
  • Viscount Robert Castlereagh
  • George Rose
  • George Canning
  • Henry Blackwood
  • John Pasco
  • Eliab Harvey
  • Alexander Ball
  • William Beatty
  • Sir Sidney Smith
  • Geroge Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer
  • John Thomas Duckworth
  • Admiral Adam Duncan
  • Edward Berry
  • Robert Linzee
  • David Dundas
  • Sir Hyde Parker
  • Sir Thomas Hardy
  • Charles Stuart (British Army Officer)
  • Skeffington Lutwidge
  • Harriette Wilson
  • William Locker
  • Sir Peter Parker
  • William Parker
  • Major General John Dalling
  • William Cornwallis
  • William Hotham
  • William Baillie (artist)
  • Benjamin Travers
  • Sir Ralph Abercromby
  • Sir Hector Munro
  • James Kenney
  • Elizabeth Inchbald
  • George Colman the Younger
  • George Colman the Elder
  • Thomas Morton
  • John Liston
  • Colonel William Berkeley
  • Barry Proctor
  • William Henry West Betty
  • Sir George Colebrooke
  • James Hutton
  • Robert Emmet
  • William Taylor of Norwich
  • Sir William Knighton
  • John Romilly
  • Sir John Herschel
  • John Horne Tooke
  • James Mill
  • Edward Hall Alderson
  • Robert Owen
  • Jeremy Bentham
  • Joseph Hume
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Charles Lamb
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Thomas Cochrane
  • James Paull
  • Claire Clairmont
  • William Lovett
  • Sir John Vaughan
  • Fanny Imlay
  • William Godwin
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • General Sir Robert Arbuthnot
  • Harriet Fane Arbuthnot
  • Joseph Antonio Emidy
  • James Edwards (Bookseller)
  • William Gifford
  • Sir Joseph Banks
  • Richard Porson
  • Edward Gibbon
  • James Smithson
  • William Cowper
  • Richard Cosway
  • Jacob Phillipp Hackert
  • John Thomas Serres
  • Wellington (the Military man)
  • William Vincent
  • Cuthbert Collingwood
  • Admiral Sir Graham Moore
  • Admiral Sir William Sydney Smith
  • Admiral Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke
  • Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
  • William Howe
  • Richard Howe
  • Viscount Samuel Hood
  • Thomas Hope
  • Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Harriet Martineau
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Sir Edward Michael Pakenham
  • General Banastre Tarleton
  • Henry Paget
  • Francis Leggatt Chantrey
  • Sir Charles Grey
  • Thomas Picton
  • John Constable
  • Thomas Lawrence
  • George Cruikshank
  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • James Gillray
  • George Stubbs
  • Joseph Priestley
  • Horace Walpole
  • John Thomas ‘Antiquity’ Smith
  • Angela Burdett-Coutts
  • Sir Anthony Carlisle
  • Thomas Rowlandson
  • William Blake
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Sir Marc Brunel
  • Marquis of Stafford Granville Leveson-Gower
  • Marquis of Stafford George Leveson-Gower
  • George Stephenson
  • Thomas Telford
  • Joseph Locke
  • Paul III Anton, Prince Esterházy
  • Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton
  • John Nash
  • John Soane
  • Robert Smirke
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Robert Southey
  • Thomas Hope
  • Henry Holland
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Lord Elgin
  • William Windham
  • Madame de Stael
  • Joseph Black
  • John Walker
  • James Boswell
  • Edward James Eliot
  • George Combe
  • William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Sir Harry Smith
  • Thomas Cochrane
  • Warren Hastings
  • Edmund Burke
  • William Petty
  • Juana Maria de Los Dolores de Leon (Lady Smith)
  • Lord Barrymore, Richard Barry (1769-1794)
  • Lord Bedford, Francis Russell (1765-1802)
  • Colonel George Hanger (c.1751-1824)
  • Lord Hertford, Francis Seymour-Ingram (1743-1822)
  • Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc de Chartres, acceded 1785 as Duc d’ Orleans (1747-1793)
  • Louis Philippe, Duc de Chartres, acceded 1793 as Duc d’ Orleans (1773-1850)
  • Captain John (Jack) Willett Payne (1752-1803)
  • Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)
  • Lord Worcester, Henry Somerset (1766-1835)
  • Jacob Bell
  • John Bell
  • William Allen
  • Lady Anne (Wesley) Fitzroy
  • Charles Fitzroy, Baron Southampton
  • Richard Wellesley
  • Henry Wellesley
  • Mary Alcock
  • James Wyatt
  • John Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere
  • William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley
  • Sir Charles Bagot
  • Lord FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
  • John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland
  • William Nicol
  • Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington
  • Andrew Meikle
  • James Watt
  • Henry Thrale
  • Jonathan Backhouse
  • John Hunter
  • Joseph Pease
  • Richard Trevithick
  • James Foster
  • Emily Lennox
  • Louisa Lennox
  • Sarah Lennox
  • Thomas Baillie (Royal Navy officer)
  • John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
  • Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
  • Charles James Napier
  • John Thelwall
  • Matthew Boulton
  • Charles Tatham

The Dukes

  •         Duke of Richmond, Charles Lennox 4th Duke (1764-1819)
  •         Duke of Richmond, Charles Gordon Lennox 5th Duke (1791-1860)
  •         Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish (1748-1811)
  •         Duke of Norfolk, Charles Howard (1746-1815)
  •         Duke of Norfolk, Bernard Edward Howard (1765-1842)
  •         Duke of Norfolk, Henry Charles Howard (1791-1856)
  •         Duke of Somerset, Edward St. Maur (1775-1855)
  •         Duke of Somerset, Edward Adolphus Seymour (1804-1885)
  •         Duke of Argyll, George William Campbell (1766-1839)
  •         Duke of Queensberry, William Douglas (1724-1810)
  •         Duke of Rutland, John Henry Manners(1778-1857)
  •         Duke of York , Frederick Augustus Hanover (1763-1827)
  •         Duke of St. Albans,William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk 9th Duke
  •         Duke of Grafton, Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke 1735-1811
  •         Duke of Grafton, George FitzRoy, 4th Duke 1760-1844
  •         Duke of Grafton, Henry FitzRoy, 5th Duke 1790-1863

The Dandy Club

  •         Beau Brummell
  •         William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley

Patronesses of Almacks

  •         Emily Lamb, Lady Cowper
  •         Amelia Stewart, Viscountess Castlereagh
  •         Sarah Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  •         Maria Molyneux, Countess of Sefton
  •         Dorothea Lieven, Countess de Lieven, wife of the Russian Ambassador
  •         Countess Esterhazy, wife of the Austrian Ambassador

If there are any requests for personalities to be added to the list, just let us know in the comments section

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

George Bussy Villiers 4th Earl of Jersey
June 9 1735-August 5 1805

George Bussy (Bussey) Villiers was the 4th Earl of Jersey. (He was the grandson of the 1st Duke of Bridgewater, and great grandson of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.) He was a courtier for King George III and a member of the Prince Regent’s set. An infamous member for he allowed his wife to become the Prince’s Mistress during the period when Prince George had left Mrs. Fitzherbert to marry Princess Caroline. Then when the Prince left Caroline he took up with Lady Jersey, Frances Twysden. During which time he knew that he was in love with Mrs. Fitzherbert and eventually returned to her.

He was the only son of the 3rd Earl to survive to adulthood, he was tutored by William Whitehead and was nicknamed, the “King of Maccaronies” because of his courtly manners and his fastidiousness in his dress.

Between 1756 and George Villiers’ father’s death in 1769 he served continuously in the House of Commons as MP for Tamworth then Aldborough and Dover in Kent. He followed the political lead of the duke of Grafton in both the Commons and Lords. (When he became the Earl in 1769 he went into the House of Lords) He was a lord of the Admiralty from 1761 to 1763 and was sworn of the privy council in 1765. George was Lord Chamberlain from 1765 to 1769, and made a gentleman of the bedchamber to George III when he became the 4th Earl.

He married Frances Twysden, in 1770. She was 17 and he was 35.

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Lady Jersey

George was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1787.

Lord and Lady Jersey had ten children. The eldest son, who would become the 5th Earl, married Sarah Sophia Fane who became a patroness of Almacks.

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The Rules for Writers

Those who follow me for a long time know that I also write in other fields aside from Regency Romance and the historical novels I do.

A few months ago, before the end of last year and 2011 NaNoWriMo, (where I wrote the first draft of another Regency) I started work on a project about writing.

The premise was what one should think about when starting and working on a project. I came up with 10 rules to follow in a quest to become a writer and tackle that novel.

Here are The 10 Rules:

1) Read like a writer

2) Have a good story

3) Your work will be Thematic

4) Plot: The seven deadly ones

5) Characters will carry your tale, near and far

6) Words are your warriors

7) Stories are structured

8) All tales building to a Crescendo

9) Genghis edits history, shouldn’t you as well

10) Act like a writer

So it is now released. For $4.99 you can get this treatise on honing your skills.

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Genghis Khan came from the Steppes of Mongolia, a family torn apart by neighboring tribes, to unite those tribes, or defeat them, and then conquer the greater part of the known world. His heirs would continue his conquest right to the edge of western society. The world feared the Mongols, and Genghis. Now, you can benefit, as a writer from the lessons he has to impart on how, with the changing world of publishing, you can perfect your work and write not only good material for this new age of book publishing. But can write great work for this new age.

10 simple lessons, and you will be on your way to conquering the bookshelves of the 21st century. This short book will have you learning all you really need to know to elevate your writing to the next level. These simple lessons will start you on the road to better writing as a member of the Horde in no time.

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If you have any commentary, thoughts, ideas about the book (especially if you buy it, read it and like it 😉 then we would love to hear from you.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Lord George Lennox
November 29 1737-March 25 1805

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General Lord George Henry Lennox

General Lord George Henry Lennox was the second son of Charles Lennox the 2nd Duke of Richmond. He was the great-grandson of King Charles II of England. He was a brother of the four famous Lennox sisters and his elder brother was the third Duke of Richmond, Charles Lennox.


As the second son (there were actually a few other elder boys born to the 2nd Duke but they died in infancy) George was the spare and slated for a non-ruling career, in this case a military career.


From 1758 to 1762 George was the Colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot. In 1757 a second battalion (2nd/33rd) of the 33rd Regiment had been raised. In 1758 this battalion became an independent regiment, the 72nd Regiment of Foot. At that time his elder brother Charles Lennox had been the Colonel of the 33rd and was then appointed Colonel of the new regiment, the 72nd. George Lennox took command of the 33rd Regiment (1st/33rd).


At the beginning of May 1758 the 33rd Regiment was stationed in Blandford, and was then moved to the Isle of Wight to take part in an attack on the French coast at St Malo on the 5th of May in the Seven Years’ War.


On August 1st 1758 both brothers Regiments (33rd & 72nd) were involved in a raid on Cherbourg, which resulted in the destruction of 30 French ships, and the capture of 200 guns and a large quantity of booty. After this the 33rd Regiment remained inactive, garrisoned on the Isle of Wight.


In 1762, he was appointed Colonel of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, which he commanded until his death. In 1784, he was appointed Constable of the Tower of London.


He married Lady Louisa kerr in 1759, the daughter of the the 4th Marquess of Lothian. They had four children. Their only son Charles, became the 4th Duke of Richmond.

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TWO PEAS IN A POD

Two Peas in a Pod has now passed the exclusivity to Amazon test and is available in wider release, electronically (digitally) for other readers now. We sold a few copies on Amazon but nothing to warrant an exclusivity period. Amazon is too big and too full of itself.

Two Peas in a Pod is still available as a Trade paperback click here to order Regency Assembly Press.

$3.99 for an electronic copy. The Trade Paperback, due to publishing costs and the cut that Amazon takes continue to see a Trade Paperback costing $15.99 (The much hyped royalties that we writers are supposed to get is nowhere near what the news reports say. Most of that price is taken by Amazon.)

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Here is a picture, which of course you can click on to go fetch the book:

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TWO PEAS IN A POD

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Love is something that can not be fostered by deceit even should one’s eyes betray one’s heart.

Two brothers that are so close in appearance that only a handful have ever been able to tell them apart. The Earl of Kent, Percival Francis Michael Coldwell is only older than his brother, Peregrine Maxim Frederick Coldwell by 17 minutes. They may have looked as each other, but that masked how they were truthfully quite opposite to one another.

For Percy, his personality was one that he was quite comfortable with and more than happy to let Perry be of a serious nature. At least until he met Veronica Hamilton, the daughter of Baron Hamilton of Leith. She was only interested in a man who was serious.

Once more, Peregrine is obliged to help his older brother by taking his place, that the Earl may woo the young lady who has captured his heart. That is, until there is one who captures Peregrine’s heart as well.

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Periodically I have asked for readers specifically for the Beggars Can’t Be Choosier project.

Beggars is a Regency Romance.

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My problem is, I am a guy…

And so as I guy, there are things that I can not experience, or even think that I can come close to.

Beggars though is a story that has things that a woman will experience that I do not want to get wrong. I have our heroine undergoing the tragedy of a miscarriage, and then later the process of childbirth. Both of which I have not encountered and so my understanding is second hand.

I would not want to have this make it to publication if the emotions of this part of life are handled poorly. If anyone would like to read the story and give me feedback of these scenes, or the entire work, I would appreciate it.

Please comment or send an email

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Samuel Wyatt
September 8 1737-February 8 1807

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Samuel Wyatt

Wyatt was a member of the famed Wyatt family which included many architects. In his twenties, Wyatt had become a master carpenter. Also a clerk of works for Robert Adam at Kedleston Hall. Samuel later worked with his brother James Wyatt on the Pantheon in London. Samuel designed country houses like Tatton Park, Trinity House and Digswell House.
He designed the Albion Mills, which was the first to be powered by steam engines, he patented designs for cast iron bridges. He designed model farm buildings, cottages, and several lighthouses.
From 1784 to 1807 Samuel worked on Holkham Hall estate, designing several farms, ‘The Great Barn’,a new kitchen garden and ‘The Vinery’. He used a simplified new-classical style.
He designed Soho House for his friend Matthew Boulton. Boulton had recommended him to the proprietors of the Theatre Royal of Birmingham in 1777, and in 1780, a portico designed by Wyatt was built. It is also believed that Boulton recommended him to James Watt, for whom Wyatt designed Heathfield House. Sameul also designed Moseley Hall.
With Charles Tatham Samuel designed Dropmore House for Lord Grenville, the Prime Minister. At the turn of the 18th century he remodeled and extended Shugborough Hall for Viscount Anson.

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Theater Royal Birmingham

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