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Trolling, Trolling, Trolling Fly Hides!

Not only do I write Regency and Romance, but I also have delved into Fantasy.

The Trolling series, (the first three are in print) is the story of a man, Humphrey. We meet him as he has left youth and become a man with a man’s responsibilities.

We follow him in a series of stories that encompass the stages of life. We see him when he starts his family, when he has older sons and the father son dynamic is tested.

We see him when his children begin to marry and have children, and at the end of his life when those he has loved, and those who were his friends proceed him over the threshold into death. All this while he serves a kingdom troubled by monsters.

Troubles that he and his friends will learn to deal with and rectify.

It is now available in a variety of formats. For $2.99 you can get this fantasy adventure.

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Old age is catching up to Humphrey and his friends. He feels it in his bones and with his son and heir having reached the prime of his life, it could very well be time to pass the baton of rule to Daniel.

With the Valley Kingdom of Torahn at Peace, that would not be a terrible thing to do. Though breaking his decision to his wife Gwendolyn, the Queen, might be the hardest battle that he ever would fight.

Even as the life of retirement looks to be attractive and possible, however, the Valley Kingdom is beset again. Not Goblins, Trolls, Giants or Men, this time. No. That Humphrey knew would be far too easy.

Those obstacles had been overcome before and the problems they presented had solutions that the army of Torahn was trained to deal with. No, of all the creatures that came forth from Teantellen that they had beaten, the one they had never faced now came forth. Dragons!

Who in the realm knew how to fight these mythical beasts? Was there even away to do so?

Now Humphrey who had thought to spend the remainder of his days quietly writing his memoirs and drinking, was faced with the greatest challenge he had ever known.

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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.

Charlotte Lennox Duchess of Richmond
20 September 1768 – 5 May 1842

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Charlotte Lennox

Charlotte Lennox Duchess of Richmond was born at Gordon Castle, Lady Charlotte Gordon was the eldest child of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, and his wife Jane (née Maxwell). On 9 September 1789, she married Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, 4th Duke of Lennox and 4th Duke of Aubigny.

In 1814, the family moved to Brussels, where the Duchess gave the ball at which the Duke of Wellington received confirmation that the Army of the North under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte had entered the territory of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands near Charleroi (in what is today Belgium). The Duchess and her family continued to live in Brussels until 1818, when her husband was appointed Governor General of British North America. The Duchess was widowed in 1819, and in 1836, she inherited the vast Gordon estates on the death of her brother, George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon, who had left no legitimate children. She died at the age of 73 in London on 5 May 1842.

The Duke and Duchess had seven sons and seven daughters:

  • Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791–1860).
  • Lady Mary Lennox (c. 1792 – 7 December 1847), married Sir Charles Fitzroy and had issue.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Lord John George Lennox (3 October 1793 – 10 November 1873), married Louisa Rodney and had issue.
  • Lady Sarah Lennox (c. 1794 – 8 September 1873), married Peregrine Maitland.
  • Lady Georgiana Lennox (30 September 1795 – 15 December 1891), married William FitzGerald-de Ros, 23rd Baron de Ros, and had issue.
  • Lord Henry Adam Lennox (6 September 1797 – 1812), fell overboard from HMS Blake and drowned.
  • Lord William Pitt Lennox (20 September 1799 – 18 February 1881), married first Mary Ann Paton and second Ellen Smith; had issue by the latter.
  • Lady Jane Lennox (c. 1800 – 27 March 1861), married Laurence Peel and had issue.
  • Captain Lord Frederick Lennox (24 January 1801 – 25 October 1829).
  • Lord Sussex Lennox (11 June 1802 – 12 April 1874), married Hon. Mary Lawless and had issue.
  • Lady Louisa Maddelena Lennox (2 October 1803 – 2 March 1900), married Rt. Hon. William Tighe, died without issue.
  • Lady Charlotte Lennox (c. 1804 – 20 August 1833), married Maurice Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge of Bristol, and had issue.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Arthur Lennox (2 October 1806 – 15 January 1864), married Adelaide Campbell and had issue.
  • Lady Sophia Georgiana Lennox (21 July 1809 – 17 January 1902), married Lord Thomas Cecil, died without issue.

And Coming on April 1st, 2015

Beaux Ballrooms and Battles anthology, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the victory at Waterloo in story.

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Looks good, huh? The talented writer and digital artist, Aileen Fish created this.

It will be available digitally for $.99 and then after a short period of time sell for the regular price of $4.99

The Trade Paperback version will sell for $12.99

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My story in the anthology is entitled: Not a Close Run Thing at All, which of course is a play on the famous misquote attributed to Arthur Wellesley, “a damn close-run thing” which really was “It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.”

Samantha, Lady Worcester had thought love was over for her, much like the war should have been. The Bastille had fallen shortly after she had been born. Her entire life the French and their Revolution had affected her and all whom she knew. Even to having determined who she married, though her husband now had been dead and buried these eight years.

Yet now Robert Barnes, a major-general in command of one of Wellington’s brigades, had appeared before her, years since he had been forgotten and dismissed. The man she had once loved, but because he had only been a captain with no fortune, her father had shown him the door.

With a battle at hand, she could not let down the defenses that surrounded her heart. Could she?

As her father’s hostess, she had travelled with him to Brussels where he served with the British delegation. Duty had taken her that night to the Duchess of Richmond’s ball. The last man she ever expected to see was Robert, who as a young captain of few prospects, had offered for her, only to be turned out by her father so that she could make an alliance with a much older, and better positioned (wealthy), aristocrat.Now, their forces were sure to engage Napoleon and the resurgent Grande Armée. Meeting Robert again just before he was to be pulled into such a horrific maelstrom surely was Fate’s cruelest trick ever. A fate her heart could not possibly withstand.

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An Unofficial Guide to how to win the Scenarios of Wild

I have been a fan of this series of computer games since early in its release of the very first game. That game was done by one programmer, Chris Sawyer, and it was the first I recall of an internet hit. Websites were put up in dedication to this game where people showed off their creations, based on real amusement parks. These sites were funded by individuals, an expense that was not necessarily as cheap then as it is now. Nor as easy to program then as it might be to build a web page now.

Prima Books released game guides for each iteration of the game, Rollercoaster Tycoon 1, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (RCT3) but not for the expansion sets. And unlike the first two works, the third guide was riddle with incorrect solutions. As I played the game that frustrated me. And I took to the forums that Atari, the game publisher hosted to see if I could find a way to solve those scenarios that the Prima Guide had written up in error. Not finding any good advice, I created my own for the scenarios that the “Official” Guide had gotten wrong.

Solutions that if you followed my advice you would win the scenario and move on. But if you followed the “Official” version you would fail and not be able to complete the game. My style and format being different than the folks at Prima, I continued for all the Scenarios that they had gotten right as well, though my solutions cut to the chase and got you to the winner’s circle more quickly, more directly.

My contributions to the “Official” Forum, got me a place as a playtester for both expansions to the game, Soaked and Wild. And for each of these games, I wrote the guides during the play testing phase so all the play testers could solve the scenarios, and then once again after the official release to make changes in the formula in case our aiding to perfect the game had changed matters. For this, Atari and Frontier (the actual programmers of the game) placed me within the game itself.

And for the longest time, these have been free at the “Official” Forums, as well as my own website dedicated to the game. But a short time ago, I noticed that Atari, after one of its bankruptcies had deleted their forums. So now I am releasing the Guide for one and all. I have added new material and it is near 100 pages, just for the first of the three games. It is available for the Kindle at present for $2.99.

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Not only are all 12 Scenarios covered, but there are sections covering every Cheat Code, Custom Scenery, the famous Small Park Competition, the Advanced Fireworks Editor, the Flying Camera Route Editor which are all the techniques every amusement park designer needs to make a fantastic park in Rollercoaster Tycoon 3.

Scenarios for WILD!

1) Scrub Gardens

2) Ostrich Farms Plains

3) Egyptian Sand Dance

4) A Rollercoaster Odyssey

5) Zoo Rescue

6) Mine Mountain

7) Insect World

8) Rocky Coasters

9) Lost Land of the Dinosaurs

10) Tiger Forest

11) Raiders of the Lost Coaster

12) Saxon Farms

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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):

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George III George IV Georgiana Cavendish
William IV Lady Hester Stanhope Lady Caroline Lamb
Princess Charlotte of Wales Queen Charlotte Charles James Fox
Queen Adelaide Dorothea Jordan Jane Austen
Maria Fitzherbert Lord George Gordon 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, Lord Keith
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 4th Earl of Harrington
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
Robert 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 Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount 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 Henry FitzRoy 5th Duke of Grafton
John Bell (Surgeon) Robert Smirke (Painter) John Kennedy (Manufacturer)
John Gell Dugald Stewart Louisa Gurney Hoare
William Nicol (Surgeon) William Nicol (Geologist) Edward Hall Alderson
Thomas Hope Richard Cosway Jonathan Backhouse
Lady Sarah Lennox John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington Harriette Wilson
Andrew Plimer George Henry Borrow Charles Lamb
Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst Skeffington Lutwidge
George Colman the Elder William Hotham Jacob Bell
Charles Heathcote Tatham William Allen (Quaker) John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland William Gell Richard Barry, 7th Earl Barrymore
Samuel Bagster the Younger Lady Anne (Wesley) Fitzroy Samuel Gurney
John Liston Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond Luke Howard
Alexander MacKenzie (Explorer) John Pasco Joseph Black
Sir Robert Calder Benjamin Travers John Walker (Cricketer)
John (Johnnie) Walker Joseph Fox the Younger Bishop Beilby Porteus
Sir William Knighton George Rose Edward St. Maur 11th Duke of Somerset
Samuel Bagster the Elder Richard Keppel Craven Edwin Henry Landseer
James Paull (Duelist) Henry Thornton Peter Pond
George Rose (Barrister) William Vincent Humphry Repton
Eliab Harvey Sir George Henry Rose James Kenney
James Kennedy Nevil Maskelyne James Playfair
John Auldjo Thomas Morton (Shipbuilder) Charles Kemble
Sir John Vaughan (Judge) Henry Paget, Marquess of Anglesey Henry Holland (Cricketer)
Sir Henry Holland (Baronet) Mary Alcock Tom Walker (Cricketer)
Thomas Bradley (Physician) Henry Dundas Trotter Thomas Picton
Sir Charles Middleton William Henry Playfair John Palmer (The 2 Architects)
William Ludlam Thomas Ludlam John Pinch the Elder
George Harris, 1st Baron Edward Waring William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk 9th Duke of St Albans
Isaac Milner Sir Henry Blackwood William Lovett
General Sir Edward Paget Colonel John Vaughan William Locker
William George Keith Elphinstone Sir William Parker Baronet of Harburn Charles Hutton
John Thomas ‘Antiquity’ Smith Thomas Grey Egerton

1st Earl of Wilton

William Allen (Royal Navy Officer)
Thomas Baldwin Nathaniel Plimer Sir Edward Berry
Charles Gordon Lennox 5th Duke of Richmond George Combe Henry Siddons
Angela Burdett-Coutts William Ellis (Painter) William Drummond of Logiealmond
William George Harris Gerrard Andrewes Berkeley Paget
John Palmer (postal Innovator) Thomas Ludlam Henry Hetherington
Sir Charles Bagot Edward Ellice Francis Douce
Sir Hector Munro Richard Harris Barham Andrew Meikle
William Anderson (Artist) William Hunter Cavendish 5th Duke of Devonshire William Stewart Rose
Harriet Murray John Hunter (Politician) John Thomas Serres
Joseph Antonio Emidy Joseph Hume Thomas Holcroft
Archibald Alison Abraham Rees Thomas Helmore
Colonel William Berkeley Thomas Hearne Richard Carlile
Julius Caesar Ibbetson George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle John Rennie
William Oxberry William Hornby William Holme Twentyman
Charles Howard 11th Duke of Norfolk Gerard Lake Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet
Isaac Taylor Edward Howard-Gibbon Marquess of Stafford Granville Leveson-Gower
Robert Aspland George Harris 3rd Baron Harris Thomas Telford
George Phillip Manners Arthur Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire Daniel Gurney
Sir Peter Parker John Horsley Palmer Richard Watson (politician)
Joseph Farington Charles Fitzroy, Baron Southampton William Henry West Betty
Charles Stuart (British Army Officer) Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington Paul III Anton, Prince Esterházy
William Danby George Macartney 1st Earl Macartney Richard Payne Knight
Admiral Adam Duncan James George Smith Neill Sir Anthony Carlisle
John Hely-Hutchinson, 2nd Earl of Donoughmore Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour Richard Robert Madden
Joseph Milner Sidney Smith (wit) George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer
Henry Duncan John Nichols Thom Charles Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington
Uvedale Price James Foster Richard Colt Hoare
Richard Watson (Bishop) Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway 2nd Marquess of Hertford Charles FitzRoy 3rd Baron Southampton
Duke of York Frederick Augustus Hanover Price Blackwood Benjamin Outram
Major General John Dalling John Thelwall Robert “Bobus” Percy Smith
John Carr (architect) James Archibald Stuart Roger Curtis
Sir Erasmus Gower Charles Pepys Earl of Cottenham Joseph Chitty
Henry Thoby Prinsep James Coutts Crawford Sir Charles Edward Grey
John Palmer (Commissary) Samuel Barrington William Gifford
John Richardson Henry Holland Thomas Harley
Emily Lennox, Duchess of Leinster Alexander Hood 1st Viscount Bridport Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
John Wilson Croker Beaumont Hotham John Fane 11th Earl of Westmorland
George Johnston Henry Temple 2nd Viscount Palmerston Simon McGillivray
Colonel George Hanger Sir John McMahon William Babington
John Hoppner Sir Richard Onslow John Byng 1st Earl of Strafford
William Wilkins Daines Barrington John Bell (publisher)
Alexander Ball Lord Robert Seymour Jacob Philipp Hackert
John Cleave Hussey Vivian 1st Baron Vivian George Cowper 6th Earl Cowper
Edward Bouverie Pusey Dr William Pulteney Alison William Railton
James Mill Lucuis Curtis Henry Pigot
Hugh James Rose Sir John Easthope Thomas Starkie
John Prinsep Harriet Martineau Edward Gibbon
Richard Watson 4th Duke of Queensberry William Douglas Edward Jenner
James Gillray Molyneux Shuldham 1st Baron Shuldham Charles Catton the Younger
Henry Proctor (British Army Officer) James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie 1st Baron Wharncliffe Sir Thomas Brisbane
William Adam of Blair Adam Sir Edward Michael Pakenham Charles Bury 1st Earl of Charleville
John Pinch the Younger John Stuart Count of Maida Robert Hall
Hurrell Froude Olivia Serres Anne Horton Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn
Sir Marc Brunel George Pryme General Sir John Bell
William Whewell Adam Ferguson of Raith William Beatty
Robert Linzee Richard Porson Edward O’Bryen
William Baillie (artist) John Romilly Edwin Chadwick
William Hay 17th Earl of Erroll Elizabeth Inchbald Maria Walpole
Edward Maltby Folliott Cornewall Edward James Eliot
James Perry (journalist) John Oxley General Sir Robert Arbuthnot
Sir Ralph Abercromby Hannah Cowley Thomas Kidd (classical scholar)
Admiral Sir Graham Moore Duke of Norfolk Henry Charles Howard Henry Dundas 1st Viscount Melville
Francis Leggatt Chantrey Sir Josias Rowley 1st Baronet Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor
Richard Colley Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke of Somerset James Henry Monk
Sir John Abercromby Sir George Colebrooke Francis Russell 5th Duke of Bedford
James Burton Thomas Morton (Playwright) John MacBride
George Mudie Sir William Hotham Charles Augustus Murray
Priscilla Fane Countess of Westmorland William Van Mildert Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Sir Gerard Noel 2nd Baronet Sir George Baker Henry Wellesley
William Gregory Albemarle Bertie John Rylands
Sir Arthur Paget George Murray 5th Earl of Dunmore Sir Thomas Munro 1st Baronet
Maurice Margarot Sir Charles Grey Robert James Carr
George Stephenson Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk Allan Cunningham
Henry Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath William Hasledine Pepys George Percy 5th Duke of Northumberland
John Charles Ramsden Thomas Mounsey Cunningham John Nash
Thomas Charles Hope Joseph Gerrald Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe
William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 3rd Duke of Portland William Pitt the Younger Henry Addington 1st Viscount Sidmouth
William Wyndham Grenville 1st Baron Grenville Spencer Perceval Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
George Canning Frederick John Robinson 1st Viscount Goderich Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington (Political Career)
Charles Grey 2nd Earl Grey William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne Sir Robert Peel 2nd Baronet
Edward Troughton James Cecil 1st Marquess of Salisbury William Salter (artist)
Colonel Sempronius Streton James Lackington Duke of Argyll John Campbell 7th Duke
Charles Noel 1st Earl of Gainsborough Thomas Fortescue Kennedy Robert McQueen
Peregrine Maitland Harriet Fane Arbuthnot Duke of Marlborough George Spencer-Churchill 4th Duke
William Essington Richard Sheepshanks John Linnell
Daniel Rutherford Harry Walker (Cricketer) Thomas Egerton 2nd Earl of Wilton
William Heberden the Younger William Beresford 1st Baron Decies George Agar-Ellis 1st Baron Dover
Tattersalls Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl of Roden George Stewart 8th Earl of Galloway
George FitzRoy 4th Duke of Grafton Lord Henry John Spencer Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess of Westminster
Admiral Sir George Campbell John Fane 10th Earl of Westmorland Phillip Parker King
Admiral Sir Robert Barlow Lady Diana Spencer James Edwards (Bookseller)
Charles Bennet 4th Earl of Tankerville Patrick Fraser Tytler William Handcock 1st Viscount Castlemaine
Lord Frederick Campbell George Leveson-Gower Marquis of Stafford Duke of Sutherland John Scott Earl of Eldon
John Blaquiere 1st Baron de Blaquiere Louisa (Lennox) Conolly Sir Harry Smith
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet Sir Edward Crofton Laura Pulteney 1st Countess of Bath
Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven William Nelson 1st Earl Nelson George Child Villiers 5th Earl of Jersey
Frederick Howard 5th Earl of Carlisle Sir William Oglander 6th Baronet Joseph Bramah
George Cavendish 1st Earl of Burlington George Beresford 1st Marquess of Waterford William Henry Hunt
John Edwards-Vaughan Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry William Waldegrave 1st Baron Radstockv
George Gordon 9th Marquess Huntly William Mulready George Colman the Younger
Ralph Payne 1st Baron Lavington 5th Duke of Argyll John Campbell Charles Grant 1st Baron Glenelg
James Hutton George Byng 6th Viscount Torrington John Russell 6th Duke of Bedford
Sir Philip Durham Frederick Richard Lee Thomas Jervis
William Molesworth 8th Baronet William Cunnington William Beloe
Thomas Postlethwaite Edward Ellice Lady Charlotte Bury
John Adey Repton Sir Hugh Gough Henry Maudslay
Edward Bromhead Lord Charles FitzRoy (Politician) John Horne Tooke
Samuel Whitbread Sir Issac Coffin Matthew Boulton
Joshua Field William McGillivray Andrew Geddes
Edward Turner (chemist) George Lackington Francis Augustus Collier
Henry Beauchamp St John 13th Baron St John of Blesto Richard Taylor (editor) Henry Luttrell 2nd Earl of Carhampton
Derwent Coleridge Severus William Lynam Stretton William Vane 1st Duke of Cleveland
William Cobbett Arthur Phillip Major-General Robert Craufurd
Captain John (Jack) Willett Payne James Gregory George Peacock
6th Duke of Argyll George William Campbell Robert Scott Lauder Joseph Locke
George Montagu John Eliot Earl of St. Germans John Wheble
Algernon Percy 1st Earl Beverly Sir Richard Sutton William Hone
3rd Duke of Grafton Augustus Henry FitzRoy George Green George Cruikshank
Charles Harcourt Masters Robert Smith 1st Baron Carrington Joseph Foveaux
John Whitelocke Thomas Lawrence Richard Arden 3rd Baron Alvanley
Archibald Norman McLeod Thomas Rowlandson Sir Charles FitzRoy
Edward Pelham Brenton Thomas Babington Macaulay Sir Andrew Francis Barnard
William Paget Charles James Blomfield Sir Henry Bunbury 7th Baronet
Henry Weekes John Sackville 3rd Duke of Dorset         Thomas Landseer
Decimus Burton Maria Hadfield Cosway John Ward 1st Earl of Dudley
John Fitzpatrick 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory Donald Gregory James Graham 3rd Duke of Montrose
William Petty 2nd Earl of Shelburne Marquess of Lansdowne Thomas Gainsborough Peter Burrell 1st Baron Gwydyr
John Soane Denis Pack John Boydell
Alexander Gordon 4th Duke of Gordon Lieutenant-General William Stuart Charles Vane 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
John Hudson William Harrison Ainsworth Philip Hardwick
George Villiers 4th Earl of Jersey Hugh Percy 2nd Duke of Northumberland William Cowper
Lord William Bentinck Thomas Bruce 7th Earl of Elgin Stephen Rumbold Lushington
Thomas Sandby Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood 1st Baron Collingwood Thomas John Cochrane
Thomas de Quincey John MacDonald of Garth Philip Yorke 3rd Earl of Hardwicke
Amelia Stewart Viscountess Castlereagh Algernon Percy 4th Duke of Northumberland John Wilson (Scottish writer)
Sir John Herschel Charles Long 1st Baron Farnborough George Abercromby 2nd Baron Abercromby
Joseph Lancaster Lord Francis Almeric Spencer George Sackville 4th Duke of Dorset
Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess of Westminster Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald Fanny Imlay
John Stuart 1st Marquess of Bute Granville Sharp Richard Hurd
Sir Hyde Parker Theodore Hook William Henry Murray
Joseph Pease Joanna Baillie Henry Brougham 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
William Emes 9th Duke of Hamilton Archibald Hamilton Frederick Hervey 4th Earl of Bristol
Mary Abercromby Edward Thomas Daniell Samuel Rogers
James Byres Henry Benedict Stuart Francis Russell 7th Duke of Bedford
Sir William Parker Maria Molyneux Countess of Sefton Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget
William Taylor of Norwich Maria Theresa Kemble Alan Gardner 1st Baron Gardner
Alexander Hamilton 10th Duke of Hamilton John Walker (inventor) Archibald Cochrane (Royal Navy Officer)
Sir Frederick Adam John Joseph Stockdale James Penny
John Rennie the Younger James Graham 4th Duke of Montrose Abram Combe
Elizabeth Montagu Charles Poulett Thomson 1st Baron Sydenham John Vaughan 3rd Earl of Lisburne
Sir Henry Wyndham Anna Maria Crouch William Montagu 5th Duke of Manchester
Alexander Horn James Hook (Composer) Elizabeth Rebecca Edwin
Sir William Lawrence 1st Baronet Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane Miles Atkinson
George Spencer-Churchill 5th Duke of Marlborough Emily Lamb Lady Cowper (Patroness of Almacks) Sir John Thomas Duckworth 1st Baronet
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris Francis Douglas 8th Earl of Wemyss Sir John Simeon 1st Baronet
William Charles Keppel 4th Earl of Albemarle Henry Vane 2nd Duke of Cleveland Claire Clairmont
Charles Compton Cavendish 1st Baron Chesham John Bell (Folk Music) Sir George Seymour
John Emery (English Actor) Elizabeth Fox Baroness Holland Harry Powlett 6th Duke of Bolton
Sir James Stephen Sir Richard Croft 6th Baronet Andrew Combe
Hester Chapone Maurice Berkeley 1st Baron FitzHardinge

George Byng 4th Viscount Torrington

George Spencer-Churchill 6th Duke of Marlborough Sarah Villiers Countess of Jersey General Sir David Dundas
Richard Barwell Craven Berkeley Samuel Whitbread (Politician)
Isaac Taylor of Ongar William FitzGerald 2nd Duke of Leinster Thomas Pelham 2nd Earl of Chichester
Admiral Sir Edward Codrington Sir Horace St Paul 1st Baronet General Sir William Francis Patrick Napier
Sir Charles Fellows Mary Wollstonecraft Anna Russell Duchess of Bedford
William Paley George Paulet 12th Marquess of Winchester Lord FitzRoy Somerset 1st Baron Raglan
Daniel Terry Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Charles Sackville-Germain 5th Duke of Dorset William Fullarton Dorothea Lieven Countess de Lieven wife of the Russian Ambassador
Dr. Neil Arnott Thomas Rees George Wyndham 3rd Earl of Egremont
King Ernest Augustus 1 of Hanover Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale John Murray 4th Duke of Atholl Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis, Countess Esterhazy
William Fitzwilliam 4th Earl Fitzwilliam Edward Blore James Stuart (East India Company Officer)
William Lyttelton 1st Baron Lyttelton Sarah Fane Countess of Westmorland Elizabeth Gunning 1st Baroness of Hamilton of Hameldon Duchess of Argyll
Prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex William Wingfield Thomas Kirk (Sculptor)
William Maginn Samuel Hoare Jr. Thomas Perronet Thompson
George Montagu 6th Duke of Manchester William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 4th Earl of Mornington Sophia Campbell nee Palmer
Frederick Lamb 3rd Viscount Melbourne Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats Charles Stuart 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay
Joseph Whidbey Francis Egerton 3rd Duke of Bridgewater Sir Richard Hughes
Louisa Lawrence Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant Lumpy Stevens
Andrew Snape Douglas Thomas Reynolds-Moreton 1st Earl of Ducie Augustus FitzGerald 3rd Duke of Leinster
John Ponsonby 1st Viscount Ponsonby Sir David Dundas (Politician) Jane Taylor
John Stockdale William Carr Beresford 1st Viscount Beresford Sir Augustus William James Clifford
Francis Osborne 5th Duke of Leeds Elizabeth Craven Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess of Hertford
Robert Stewart Viscount Castlereagh George Templer Mary Ann Gibbon
Grantley Berkeley William Vane 3rd Duke of Cleveland Sir David Dundas 1st Baronet
Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent and Strathearn Thomas North Graves 2nd Baron Graves Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein
Sir William Molesworth 8th Baronet William Ward (Mayor) George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke of Sutherland
Admiral Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke Prince Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn Thomas Baillie (Royal Navy officer)
Sir George Beaumont 7th Baronet Edward Smith-Stanley 12th Earl of Derby Elizabeth Lamb Viscountess Melbourne
George Duncan Gordon 5th Duke of Gordon Marchioness of Hertford Maria Emilia Fagnani Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Sir Joshua Jebb Charles Manners-Sutton John MacBride (professor)
Major James Rennell Thomas Pelham-Clinton 3rd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne Benjamin Robert Haydon
Prince Leopold of

Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

John Campbell 2nd

Marquess of Breadalbane

Edward Austen Knight
Captain Lord William Paget Elizabeth Conyngham Marchioness Conyngham William Russell 8th Duke of Bedford
Thomas Thynne 1st Marquess of Bath Princess Augusta Frederica Colin Robertson
Henry Paget 1st Earl of Uxbridge Esther Abrahams General Baron Hugh Halkett
Charles Lennox 4th Duke of Richmond Sir George Cooke Sir Henry Askew
General Rowland Hill 1st Viscount Hill Major General Sir William Ponsonby General Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset
Sir John Ormsby Vandeleur Field Marshall John Colborne 1st Baron Seaton

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:

  • James Stirling
  • Sir David Dundas 1st Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Hardy
  • Thomas Hardy (Reformer)
  • Sir William Parker
  • William Cornwallis
  • Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess Cornwallis
  • Robert Emmet
  • Robert Owen
  • Jeremy Bentham
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Gilbert Imlay
  • William Godwin
  • William Hazlitt
  • James Edward Smith
  • Sir Joseph Banks
  • James Smithson
  • Wellington (the Military man)
  • Sydney Smith
  • Admiral Sir William Sydney Smith
  • William Howe 5th Viscount Howe
  • Viscount Sir Samuel Hood
  • Sir Samuel Hood 1st Baronet
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • General Banastre Tarleton
  • John Constable
  • Joseph Priestley
  • Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Oxford
  • William Blake
  • Robert Smirke (architect)
  • Richard Smirke
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Robert Southey
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • William Windham
  • John Walker (Natural Historian)(Lexicographer)
  • James Boswell
  • Warren Hastings
  • Edmund Burke
  • Juana Maria de Los Dolores de Leon (Lady Smith)
  • 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)
  • John Bell
  • James Wyatt
  • James Watt
  • John Hunter (Royal Navy)
  • Richard Trevithick
  • Charles James Napier
  • Sir Charles Bell
  • John Russell 1st Earl Russell
  • George Brydges Rodney
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerell
  • John Dalton
  • Francis Augustus Collier
  • Humphry Davy
  • George Shillibeer
  • Thomas Moore
  • Edward Dodwell
  • George Vancouver
  • Sir George Simpson
  • William Morgan (actuary)
  • Alexander Walker
  • Sir Robert Inglis
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Sir Archibald Campbell
  • Thomas Muir of Huntershill
  • Thomas Fyshe Palmer
  • Samuel Palmer
  • William Skirving
  • E.A. Burney
  • Charles Burney
  • Lord Frederick Beauclerk
  • Francis Jeffrey
  • Charles Simeon
  • James Watson
  • Daniel O’Connell
  • Feargus O’Connor
  • Joseph Nollekens
  • William Ellis
  • William A. F. Browne
  • Robert William Elliston
  • Robert Scott Lauder
  • Chauncey Hare Townshend
  • John Townshend 4th Marquess of Townshend
  • Paul Sandby
  • George Holyoake
  • Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester
  • George Rennie
  • Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville
  • George Lamb (politician and Writer)
  • Francis Baring
  • John Jones
  • Sir James Edward Smith
  • John Evans
  • Henry FitzHardinge Berkeley
  • Frederick Augustus Berkeley 5th Earl of Berkeley
  • Admiral Sir George Cranfield-Berkeley
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Thomas Girtin
  • Dr. Thomas Monro
  • George Dance the Younger
  • William Daniell
  • Henry Monro
  • Henry Hunt
  • James Wilson
  • Robert Taylor (Radical)
  • Benjamin West
  • John Varley
  • William Roscoe
  • Thomas Harrison (architect)
  • Sir Samuel Bentham
  • Thomas John Dibdin
  • Charles Dibdin
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • George Soane
  • Lawrence Holme Twentyman
  • Matthew Howard-Gibbon
  • Sir William Woods
  • Josiah Conder
  • Jacob Rey
  • John Foster
  • Olinthus Gilbert Gregory
  • Ann Taylor (poet)
  • John Eyre
  • Thomas Noon Talfourd
  • Thomas Southwood Smith
  • James Kay-Shuttleworth
  • William Johnson Fox
  • Nassau William Senior
  • Walter Wilson
  • William James Erasmus Wilson
  • Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet
  • William Jessop
  • Thomas Campbell
  • Sir Peter Parker, 2nd Baronet
  • Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort
  • John Home
  • Frederick Edward Jones
  • William Stuart
  • Lady Louisa Stuart
  • James Lowther 1st Earl of Lonsdale
  • William Lowther 1st Earl of Lonsdale
  • Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto
  • Andrew Blayney 11th Baron Blayney
  • Walter Savage Landor
  • Sir George Staunton
  • William Gilpin
  • Henry Trollope
  • Henry Havelock
  • Nicholas Carlisle
  • William Nicholson
  • William Dealtry
  • Samuel Marsden
  • John Ryland
  • James Mackintosh
  • Sir Richard Bickerton
  • Robert Corbet
  • Richard Cope (minister)
  • William Wordsworth
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • William Henry Lyttelton 3rd Baron Lyttelton
  • Francis Nicholson
  • George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale
  • James Anderson of Hermiston
  • John Hookham Frere
  • George Richardson (Architect)
  • William Chambers (Architect)
  • Robert Furze Brettingham
  • Matthew Brettingham the Younger
  • James Stuart (British Army Officer)
  • William Legge
  • George Cartwright
  • Charles Richard Fox
  • Anthony James Pye Molloy
  • James Gambier 1st Baron Gambier
  • James Prinsep
  • Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
  • Sir Charles Knowles
  • James Sheridan Knowles
  • Isaac Nichols
  • William Bligh
  • Robert Campbell
  • Francis Grose
  • John Macarthur
  • George Ellis
  • John Gibson Lockhart
  • Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross 7th Baronet
  • William Stevens
  • William Adam
  • John Thomas Troy
  • Sir Robert Dallas
  • Thomas Hardwick
  • William Paterson (explorer)
  • Henry Fulton
  • Simon McTavish
  • William McMahon
  • William Behnes
  • John Peter Gandy
  • William Crotch
  • Samuel Wesley
  • Henry Vincent
  • William Cathcart, 1st Earl Cathcart
  • Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey
  • John Henry Newman
  • John Keble
  • Sir William Molesworth 8th Baronet
  • Samuel Pym
  • Henry Lambert
  • Nesbit Willoughby
  • Willoughby Jones
  • William Palmer
  • William Innell Clement
  • Henry John Rose
  • John Austin (legal philosopher)
  • Thomas Dunham Whitaker
  • Adam Clarke
  • Charles Douglas 6th Marquess of Queensberry
  • Edward Thurlow 1st Baron Thurlow
  • Sir George Prevost
  • Sir Isaac Brock
  • John Thomas Bigge
  • John Creighton 1st Earl Erne
  • Dr. Robert Wardell
  • James Dunlop
  • Admiral Sir Charles Adam
  • Robert Ross
  • Henry Prittie 1st Baron Dunalley
  • Henry Prittie 2nd Baron Dunalley
  • Robert Cuninghame 1st Baron Rossmore
  • Sir Sames Craig
  • General Henry Edward Fox
  • Hudson Lowe
  • John Clayton
  • Samuel Horsley
  • James Wilmot
  • Samuel Hood Linzee
  • John Gore
  • Arthur Gore 3rd Earl of Arran
  • Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl of Arran
  • George Atwood
  • Stephen Weston (antiquary)
  • Walter Whiter
  • Joseph Robertson
  • Samuel Parr
  • Joseph Goodall
  • Gilbert Wakefield
  • Robert Mann (Royal Navy Officer)
  • William Otter
  • Joseph Warton
  • George Pretyman Tomline
  • William Enfield
  • Henry Bathurst (bishop)
  • William Turner (Unitarian minister)
  • Edward Craggs-Eliot 1st Baron Eliot
  • Alexander Abercromby
  • James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline
  • Alexander Abercromby (British Army Officer)
  • Robert Merry
  • John Moore (physician)
  • John Moore (Archbishop of Canterbury)
  • William Eden 1st Baron Auckland
  • John Raphael Smith
  • Daniel Asher Alexander
  • Thomas Stothard
  • Sir Richard Westmacott
  • Richard Westmacott the younger
  • James Pennethorne
  • James Haliburton
  • Joseph George Holman
  • Hugh Palliser
  • Thomas Louis
  • Willoughby Thomas Lake
  • Vice-Admiral The Honourable Sir Henry Hotham
  • John Holloway
  • Francis William Austen
  • Charles John Austen
  • Sir Richard Strachan
  • Edward Thornbrough
  • Benjamin Hawes
  • Charles Wetherell
  • John Scott Russell
  • William Horsley
  • Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough
  • James Harris 1st Earl of Malmesbury
  • Henry Richard Charles Wellesley 1st Earl of Cowley
  • William O’Bryen Drury
  • Sir John Borlase Warren
  • John Parker 1st Earl of Morley
  • John Murray 4th Earl of Dunmore
  • Alexander Murray 6th Earl of Dunmore
  • John Munro 9th of Teaninich
  • John Wilkes
  • Henry George Grey 3rd Earl Grey
  • John Lambton 1st Earl of Durham
  • Archibald Acheson 2nd Earl of Gosford
  • Matthew Murray
  • William Losh
  • John Vaughan
  • John Metcalf
  • Henry Both
  • James Hogg
  • Allan Cunningham (botanist)
  • Peter Miller Cunningham
  • Robert Hartley Cromek
  • Sir David Wilkie
  • Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath
  • William Feilding, 7th Earl of Denbigh
  • Josceline Percy (Royal Navy Officer)
  • William Henry Percy
  • Thomas Dundas 1st Baron Dundas
  • Augustus Charles Pugin
  • Frederick Crace
  • James Morgan
  • Alexander Monro
  • Joseph Galloway
  • Richard Curzon-Howe
  • Stephen Groombridge
  • William Simms
  • Sir James South
  • George Frederick Nugent 7th Earl of Westmeath
  • George Nugent 1st Marquess of Westmeath
  • James Gascoyne-Cecil 2nd Marquess of Salisbury
  • William Stretton
  • Eyre Massey
  • Richard Handcock 2nd Baron Castlemaine
  • John Flaxman
  • Sir George Grey 1st Baronet
  • Hugh Cloberry Christian
  • Henry Harvey
  • William Young
  • George Burlton
  • Sir John Hill
  • Sir Henry Raeburn
  • Sir Colin Campbell/Cailean Mor
  • Henry Fane
  • Lord Charles Spencer
  • Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
  • Lady Elizabeth Spencer
  • Henry Ellis 2nd Viscount Clifden
  • Edward Nares
  • Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl of Shaftesbury
  • Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
  • George Biddell Airy
  • Charles Babbage
  • Richard Whately
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury
  • Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
  • Elizabeth Smith-Stanley Countess of Derby
  • William Heberden the Elder
  • Marcus Beresford
  • John Julius Angerstein
  • Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers
  • Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl of Roden
  • John Stewart 7th Earl of Galloway
  • Lieutenant-General Sir William Stewart (1774-1827)
  • William Porden
  • William Burn
  • John Ponsonby 4th Earl of Bessborough
  • William Ponsonby 1st Baron Ponsonby
  • Major General Sir William Ponsonby
  • Philip Gidley King
  • Anna Josepha King
  • Matthew Flinders
  • John Septimus Roe
  • Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy
  • Charles Darwin
  • Emma Crewe
  • Elizabeth Templetown
  • Richard Gough (antiquarian)
  • Henry Grey Bennet
  • James Tytler
  • Alexander Fraser Tytler
  • George Thomson
  • William Power Keating Trench 1st Earl of Clancarty
  • George Townshend 1st Marquess Townshend
  • Nathan Rothschild
  • Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (diarist)
  • Patrick Sellar
  • Francis (Leveson-Gower) Egerton 1st Earl of Ellesmere
  • William Scott 1st Baron Stowell
  • Thomas Erskine 1st Baron Erskine
  • Thomas Conolly
  • Edward Michael (Pakenham) Conolly
  • Benjamin D’Urban
  • Robert Hamilton (ecnomist)
  • Thomas Hamilton (writer)
  • Augustus De Morgan
  • Sir James Pulteney 7th Baronet
  • Thomas Colyear 4th Earl of Portmore
  • Albemarle Bertie 9th Earl of Lindsey
  • Thomas Nelson 2nd Earl Nelson
  • Charlotte Hood 3rd Duchess of Bronte
  • Francis Villiers Countess of Jersey
  • John Campbell 1st Baron Cawdor
  • John Frederick Campbell 1st Earl Cawdor
  • Henry Howard (priest)
  • Joseph Clement
  • Arthur Woolf
  • Charles Monck 1st Viscount Monck
  • Henry Beresford 2nd Marquess of Waterford
  • Lord John Beresford
  • Sir John Beresford 1st Baronet
  • Lord George Thomas Beresford
  • John Gurney
  • Joseph Fry(tea merchant)
  • John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave
  • John James esquire
  • Charles Gordon 10th Marquess of Huntly
  • Lord Frederick Gordon-Hallyburton
  • Richard Monckton Milnes 1st Baron Houghton
  • Charles Grant (British East India Company)
  • Sir Robert Grant
  • Charles Lyell
  • Richard Kirwan
  • William Charles Wells
  • Patrick Matthew
  • Major-General Lord George Russell
  • Martha (Whyte) Countess of Elgin and Kincardine
  • Mary (Nisbet) Hamilton Bruce Countess of Elgin
  • William Brown
  • William Lechmere
  • Thomas Lee
  • Thomas Sidney Cooper
  • George Hamilton-Gordon 4th Earl of Aberdeen
  • William Ewart Gladstone
  • Charles Buller
  • George Grote
  • John Arthur Roebuck
  • John Roebuck
  • Thomas Dampier
  • Samuel Butler
  • George Edmund Byron Bettesworth
  • Anne Isabella Byron
  • Eliza Courtney
  • General Robert Ellice
  • George Sackville-West 5th Earl De la Warr
  • John Britton (antiquary)
  • Henry Hardinge 1st Viscount Hardinge
  • James Nasmyth
  • Jesse Ramsden
  • Sir Joseph Whitworth
  • John Penn
  • Richard Roberts
  • David Napier
  • Charles Augustus FitzRoy
  • Richard Beadon
  • Lloyd Kenyon 1st Baron Kenyon
  • William Tooke
  • Richard Grenville-Temple 2nd Earl Temple
  • Sir Thomas Pasley
  • Sir Thomas Graves
  • Alexander Cochrane
  • Guy Carleton 1st Baron Dorchester
  • Phillip Cosby
  • James Wallace
  • Matthew Robinson Boulton
  • Francis Eginton
  • James Keir
  • John Wilkinson
  • Simon Goodrich
  • William Murdoch
  • William Fordyce Mavor
  • St Andrew St John 14th Baron St John of Blesto
  • John St John 12th Baron St John of Blesto
  • John Taylor (Unitarian hymn writer)
  • Alexander Tilloch
  • Jonathan Boucher
  • John Luttrell-Olmius 3rd Earl of Carhampton
  • W.M. Praed
  • John Moultrie
  • William Sidney Walker
  • Charles Austin
  • Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Richard Arden 1st Baron Alvanley
  • John Cartwright (political reformer)
  • Thomas Curson Hansard
  • William Benbow
  • Thomas Robert Malthus
  • John Claudius Loudon
  • Thomas Townshend 1st Viscount Sydney
  • John Montagu 5th Earl of Sandwich
  • Lachlan Macquarie
  • William Dawes
  • Watkin Tench
  • Charles Craufurd
  • James Shaw Kennedy
  • Robert Henley 2nd Earl of Northington
  • Thomas Brown (philosopher)
  • George Gilbert Scott
  • Charles Vignoles
  • Thomas Brassey
  • Charles Pasley
  • William Mackenzie
  • William Ward
  • William Ward 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward
  • John Nichols
  • John Higton
  • George Ashburnham 3rd Earl of Ashburnham
  • John Ashburnham 2nd Earl of Ashburnham
  • William Henry Percy
  • Hugh Percy (bishop)
  • Elizabeth Fenning
  • Mr. Justice Abbot
  • Sir William Garrow
  • John Stoddart
  • Thomas Binney
  • Joseph Strutt
  • Lord Charles FitzRoy (1764-1829)
  • Francis Spencer 1st Baron Churchill
  • William FitzRoy
  • William Hopkins
  • William Hamilton Maxwell
  • Isaac Robert Cruikshank
  • Robert Seymour (illustrator)
  • David Collins
  • Thomas Linley the Elder
  • William Linley
  • Andrew Bloxam
  • Elijah Impey
  • William Etty
  • George Henry Harlow
  • Henry Bunbury
  • Rudolph Ackermann
  • William Combe
  • George Gipps
  • Geroge Barney
  • William M. James (naval historian)
  • Sir Jahleel Brenton 1st Baronet
  • Richard Sharp (politician)
  • Thomas Barnard (1726-1806)
  • William Howley
  • Edward Valentine Blomfield
  • Charles Bunbury 6th Baronet
  • George Napier
  • Reginald Heber
  • John Gibson
  • Sir Horatio Mann
  • William Yalden
  • William Bedster
  • Other Windsor 6th Earl of Plymouth
  • Jeffrey Amherst 1st Baron Amherst
  • William Amherst 1st Earl Amherst
  • John Landseer
  • William Bewick
  • Charles Landseer
  • Charles Jenkinson 1st Earl of Liverpool
  • Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
  • Richard Turner (iron-founder)
  • Joseph Wright of Derby
  • Edward Copleston
  • Gavin Hamilton
  • Franz Bauer
  • Isaac Barré
  • Charles Finch 9th Earl of Winchilsea
  • Priscilla Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby de Eresby
  • Thomas Banks
  • Richard Burdon
  • Thomas Bowdler
  • Patrick Brydone
  • Henry Tresham
  • Thomas Jones (artist)
  • Nathaniel Marchant
  • Lieutenant-General Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant (colonial adiminstrator)
  • Henry Bankes
  • Stephen Storace
  • Nancy Storace
  • Robert Mylne
  • Joseph Gandy
  • James Boaden
  • Josiah Boydell
  • George Nicol
  • John Hoole
  • George Steevens
  • Richard Westall
  • Francesco Bartolozzi
  • Thomas Kirk (Artist)
  • Thomas Macklin
  • William Marshall (Scottish Composer)
  • Nathaniel Wraxall
  • Robert Stewart 1st Marquess of Londonderry
  • John Bligh 4th Earl of Darnley
  • Edward Bligh
  • Frances Anne Vane Marchioness of Londonderry
  • Sir Henry Vane-Tempest
  • Frederick William Robert Stewart 4th Marquess of Londonderry
  • Richard Seymour-Conway 4th Marquess of Hertford
  • John Ebers
  • Ralph Harrison (1748-1810)
  • Henry Crabb Robinson
  • William Blackwood
  • Daniel Maclise
  • Leigh Hunt
  • John Shaw Sr
  • William Russell
  • Richard Bagot (Bishop)
  • John Newton
  • Robert Nisbet-Hamilton
  • James Gandon
  • Robert Roddam
  • James Adam (architect)
  • John Erasmus Blackett
  • Jane Fleming
  • Michael Anthony Fleming
  • Thomas Hood
  • John Reid
  • David Thompson
  • Sir John Johnson
  • Robert Unwin Harwood
  • Charles Yorke 4th Earl of Hardwicke
  • James Beeching
  • John Franklin
  • George Jardine
  • William Herschel
  • Henry Collen
  • Thomas Maclear
  • George Ralph Campbell Abercromby
  • Robert Abercromby of Airthey
  • Fox Maule-Ramsay 11th Earl of Dalhousie
  • Andrew Bell
  • Wiliam Andrews Nesfield
  • Thomas Cundy
  • Thomas Cubitt
  • Archibald Cochrane 9th Earl of Dundonald
  • Philip Beaver
  • Frederick Marryat
  • Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone
  • Maria Graham
  • Mary Anne Clarke
  • Sarah Trimmer
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  • John Crichton-Stuart 2nd Marquess of Bute
  • Margaret King
  • Lord Evelyn Stuart
  • Henry Villiers-Stuart 1st Baron Stuart de Decies
  • Lord Dudley Stuart
  • William Sharp (Surgeon)
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Hyde Parker (Sea Lord)
  • John Boteler Parker
  • James Hook
  • Charles Mathews
  • Michael Kelly
  • Mary Ann Duff
  • Charles Murray
  • Joseph Pease (reformer)
  • Matthew Baillie
  • Fanny Burney
  • Elizabeth Carter
  • James Montgomery
  • John Wall Callcott
  • Thomas Young (scientist)
  • James St Clair-Erskine 2nd Earl of Rosslyn
  • Benjamin Godwin
  • John Emes
  • Frederick Hervey 1st Marquess of Bristol
  • Charles Ellis 6th Baron Howard de Walden
  • Charles Rose Ellis 1st Baron Seaford
  • John Crome
  • David Roberts
  • William Dyce
  • William Collins
  • Abraham Cooper
  • William Clarkson Stanfield
  • Joseph Stannard
  • Samuel Sharpe
  • Daniel Sharpe
  • Henry Mackenzie
  • Martin Archer Shee
  • Charles Alfred Stothard
  • Robert Bloomfield
  • Lieutenant-General Benjamin Bloomfield 1st Baron Bloomfield
  • Henry Francis Cary
  • Alexander Dyce
  • Henry Grattan
  • Samuel Prout
  • Nathaniel Dance
  • Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl Harrington
  • Peter Halkett
  • Frank Sayers
  • Charles Marsh
  • Thomas Starling Norgate
  • Edward Rigby
  • George Burnett
  • Thomas Manning
  • James Harvey D’Egville
  • Thomas King
  • John Bannister
  • John Henry Johnstone
  • John Genest
  • John Mitchell Kemble
  • Peter Puget
  • Alan Hyde Gardner 2nd Baron Gardner
  • Robert Barrie
  • William Linnaeus Gardner
  • William Thomas Beckford
  • Tomas Pettigrew
  • Sir William Congreve
  • Amos Norcott
  • Sir John Murray 8th Baronet
  • John Robertson
  • Thomas Denman
  • Thomas Denman 1st Baron Denman
  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • John Gray
  • Edward Montagu
  • Matthew Robinson 2nd Baron Rokeby
  • James Beattie (poet)
  • Wilmot Vaughan 1st Earl of Lisburn
  • Ernest Vaughan 4th Earl of Lisburn
  • George Wyndham 1st Baron Leconfield
  • Geroge FitzClarence 1st Earl of Munster
  • James Graham (British Army Soldier)
  • John Robison
  • Charles Arbuthnot (abbot)
  • Mariot Arbuthnot
  • Sir Andrew Snape Hamond 1st Baronet
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe
  • Tate Wilkinson
  • John Edwin the Younger
  • Sir James Lamb 1st Baronet
  • Samuel de Wilde
  • John Abernethy
  • Thomas Wakley
  • Thomas Forster
  • Nathaniel Day Cochrane
  • John Cochrane
  • Basil Cochrane
  • Peniston Lamb 1st Viscount Melbourne
  • Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo
  • Thomas Trigge
  • General Frederick Maitland
  • James Athol Wood
  • Sidney Smith (naval Officer)
  • Richard Dacres
  • Thomas Harvey
  • John Talbot
  • Arthur Kaye Legge
  • Thomas Bladen Capel
  • Thomas Grenville
  • David Buchan
  • James Robinson Planche
  • Isaac Nathan
  • Charles James Mathews
  • Francis Charteris Lord Elcho
  • Francis Wemyss-Charteris
  • Augustus Keppel 5th Earl of Albemarle
  • George Keppel 6th Earl of Albemarle
  • Nathaniel Clements 2nd Earl of Leitrim
  • Henry Keppel
  • Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard 1st Baronet
  • Thomas Garnier
  • John Poulett 4th Earl of Poulett
  • Annabella Milbanke
  • Augusta Leigh
  • John William Polidori
  • Allegra Byron
  • Edward John Trelawny
  • Joseph Ritson
  • George Bartley (Comedian)
  • William Blanchard (Comedian)
  • John O’Keeffe (Irish Writer)
  • George Clint
  • Thomas Talfourd
  • Sir Godrey Webster 4th Baronet
  • Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland
  • John Allen (Historian)
  • Fleetwood Pellew
  • Thomas Powys 3rd Baron Lilford
  • Thomas Orde-Powlett 1st Baron Bolton
  • James Stephen
  • George Stephen (Abolitionist)
  • John Prior Estlin
  • John Venn
  • Sir Henry Taylor
  • William Smyth
  • James Spedding
  • Sir Everard Home 1st Baronet
  • Sir Herbert Croft 5th Baronet
  • Sir James Clark 1st Baronet
  • Orlando Bridgeman 1st Earl of Bradford
  • Geroge Child Villiers 6th Earl of Jersey
  • Charles O’Hara
  • Henry Phipps 1st Earl of Mulgrave
  • William Harcourt 3rd Earl of Harcourt
  • General Oliver De Lancey
  • Denzil Onslow
  • William Henry Whitbread
  • Samuel Charles Whitbread
  • Isaac Taylor (Engraver)
  • Charles Taylor (Engrager)
  • Lord Edward FitzGerald
  • Thomas Pelham 1st Earl of Chichester
  • George Pelham
  • Lord Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin
  • Frederick Thomas Pelham
  • Henry Pelham 3rd Earl of Chichester
  • Sir William John Codrington
  • Sir Henry Codrington
  • Henry Heneage St Paul
  • Henry Bickersteth 1st Baron Langdale
  • George Thomas Napier
  • Helena Maria Williams
  • Mary Hays
  • Lady Flora Elizabeth Rawdon-Hastings
  • Sir John Conroy
  • Baroness Louise Lehzen
  • John Law (bishop)
  • John Brinkley (astronomer)
  • Charles Paulet 13th Marquess of Winchester
  • Vice Admiral Lord Henry Paulet
  • Henry de Burgh 1st Marquess of Clanricarde
  • George Bingham 3rd Earl of Lucan
  • James Brudenell 7th Earl of Cardigan
  • Robert Brudenell 6th Earl of Cardigan
  • William Macready the Elder
  • William Abbot
  • Richard Lalor Sheil
  • Isaac Pocock
  • Frederick Henry Yates
  • Edward Fitzball
  • Alexander Nasmyth
  • Charles Richardson
  • George Villiers
  • Thomas Villiers 2nd Earl of Clarendon
  • George Villiers 4th Earl of Clarendon
  • General Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham
  • Henry Burton ConyngHam 1st Marquess Conyngham
  • David Murray 2nd Earl of Mansfield
  • General Sir William Medows
  • Edwad Alured Draper
  • Josiah Rees
  • Robert Wallace
  • Edward Wedlake Brayley
  • Thomas Walker Horsfield
  • William ‘Strata’ Smith
  • George Francis Wyndham 4th Earl of Egremont
  • Sir Jonathan Wathen-Waller 1st Baronet
  • Thomas Garth (British Army Officer)
  • Thomas Creevey
  • John Copley 1st Baron Lyndhurst
  • James Grant (newspaper editor)
  • James Murray 1st Baron Glenlyon
  • Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley
  • Lord George Murray
  • James Ochoncar Forbes 17th Baron Forbes
  • Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam
  • Thomas Blore
  • Andrew Stuart
  • Arthur Annesley 1st Earl of Mountnorris
  • Thomas Pakenham 2nd Earl of Longford
  • Sir Augustus Frederick d’Este
  • Thomas Wilde 1st Baron Truro
  • Henry Digby 1st Earl Digby
  • Richard Baker Wingfield-Baker
  • Nathaniel Sneyd
  • John Andrew Stevenson
  • John Murray (1778-1843)
  • Stanley Lees Giffard
  • James William Freshfield
  • Mary Knowles
  • Sir James Tylney-Long 7th Baronet
  • John Weld-Forester 2nd Baron Forester
  • Admiral John Montagu
  • Captain James Montagu
  • Captain Robert Digby
  • James Saumarez 1st Baron de Saumarez
  • Francis Pickmore
  • William Donthorne
  • Alexander Dalrymple
  • Sir Harry Burrard
  • Sir Hew Dalrymple
  • William Marsden (Orientalist)
  • James Stanier Clarke
  • Sri Gilbert Blane of Blanefield 1st Baronet
  • Mark Beaufoy
  • Joseph Huddart
  • John Egerton 7th Earl of Bridgewater
  • Sir William Jackson Hooker (Botanist)
  • Joseph Paxton
  • Lieutenant-General Robert Ballard Long
  • Denis Le Marchant
  • John Small (Cricketer)
  • Sir John Orde
  • John Pitt 2nd Earl of Chatham
  • Mather Brown
  • Henry Herbert 1st Earl of Carnarvon
  • Francis Reynolds-Moreton 3rd Baron Ducie
  • Henry Reynolds-Moreton 2nd Earl of Ducie
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • John Almon
  • John Debrett
  • Bryan Edwards (politician)
  • George Chalmres (antiquarian)
  • John Whitaker (historian)
  • John Aikin
  • Joseph Nightingale
  • Mary Stockdale
  • Peter Robert Drummond-Burrell 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby 2nd Baron Gwydyr
  • Lady Elizabeth Murray
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle
  • George Finch-Hatton
  • Henry Seymour Conway
  • Lord Henry Seymour (Politician)
  • Charles Moore 1st Marquess of Drogheda
  • George Mason-Villiers 2nd Earl Grandison
  • Henry Pelham-Clinton Earl of Lincoln
  • Lord George Seymour
  • Sir George Hamilton Seymour
  • James Caulfeild 1st Earl of Charlemont
  • Frederick Stewart 4th Marquess of Londonderry
  • John Pratt 1st Marquess Camden
  • James Templer (Canal Builder)
  • James Fraser (publisher)
  • Paul Benfield
  • Madame Alphonsine-Therese-Bernardine-Julie de Montgenet de Saint-Laurent
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Lalaberry
  • Sir John Wentworth 1st Baronet
  • Jonathan Sewell
  • Edward Hayward (“E.H.”) Budd
  • Sir Charles Barry
  • Elizabeth Farren
  • Edward Smith-Stanley 13th Earl of Derby
  • Anne Seymour Damer
  • Henrietta Ponsonby Countess of Bessborough
  • Robert Burns
  • Grace Dalrymple Elliott
  • George Selwyn
  • Isabella Ingram-Seymour-Conway Marchioness of Hertford
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John By
  • Major-General Henry Gladden
  • Major-General Francis de Rottenburg Baron de Rottenburg
  • Thomas Manners-Sutton 1st Baron Manners
  • Charles Manners-Sutton 1st Viscount Canterbury
  • Henry Ford (professor)
  • Mungo Park (explorer)
  • Vice-Admiral Sir John Tremayne Rodd
  • General Sir Henry Clinton (American War of Independence)
  • Charles Lock Eastlake
  • William Seguier
  • Thomas Attwood
  • George Howard 7th Earl of Carlisle
  • John Campbell 1st Marquess of Breadalbane
  • Charles Hamilton 8th Earl of Haddington
  • Thomas Hamilton 9th Earl of Haddington
  • George Baillie Hamilton 10th Earl of Haddington
  • Henry Paget 2nd Marquess of Anglesey
  • Robert Semple (Canada)
  • Samuel Black
  • Colin Halkett
  • John Hope 4th Earl of Hopetoun
  • William FitzGerald-de Ros 23rd Baron de Ros
  • Lord William Pitt Lennox
  • Mary Ann Paton
  • Field Marshal Sir Samuel Hulse
  • Thomas Graham 1st Baron Lynedoch
  • Sir John Hamilton 1st Baronet of Woodbrook
  • Major General Sir William Erskine 2nd Baronet
  • Sir William Miles 1st Baronet

The Dukes

  • Duke of Cleveland Harry Powlett 4th Duke
  • Duchess of Gordon Jane Gordon
  • William George Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire
  • Elizabeth Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
  • George William Frederick Osborne 6th Duke of Leeds
  • John Manners 5th Duke of Rutland
  • Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
  • Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
  • Catherine Wellesley Duchess of Wellington
  • Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke of Wellington
  • John Murray 5th Duke of Atholl
  • Elilzabeth Leveson-Gower Duchess of Sutherland
  • Douglas Hamilton 8th Duke of Hamilton
  • Henry Scott 3rd Duke of Buccleuch
  • Charles Montagu-Scott 4th Duke of Buccleuch
  • Walter Montagu Douglas Scott 5th Duke of Buccleuch
  • Harriet Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Duchess of Sutherland

The Royals

  • Prince Adolphus Duke of Cambridge
  • Prince William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
  • Charles Edward Stuart, Count Roehenstart
  • Princess Sophia Matilda
  • Princess Augusta Sophia
  • Prince Alfred
  • Prince Octavius
  • Princess Charlotte Augusta Matilda
  • Princess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Princess Mary Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
  • Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
  • Lady Augusta Murray
  • Cecilia Underwood 1st Duchess of Inverness

The Dandy Club

  • Beau Brummell
  • William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley

Regency Business

  • The Morning Post
  • Rundell and Bridge
  • Lackington-Temple of Muses
  • Almack’s
  • Burlington Arcade
  • The Times
  • Marylebone Cricket Club
  • White’s
  • Boydell Shakespeare Gallery

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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.

Field Marshall John Colborne 1st Baron Seaton
16 February 1778 – 17 April 1863

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John Colborne

Field Marshall John Colborne 1st Baron Seaton was a British Army officer and Colonial Governor. After taking part as a junior officer in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, Sir Ralph Abercromby’s expedition to Egypt and then the War of the Third Coalition, he served as military secretary to Sir John Moore at the Battle of Corunna. He then commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 66th Regiment of Foot and, later, the 52nd Regiment of Foot at many of the battles of the Peninsular War. At the Battle of Waterloo, Colborne on his own initiative brought the 52nd Regiment of Foot forward, took up a flanking position in relation to the French Imperial Guard and then, after firing repeated volleys into their flank, charged at the Guard so driving them back in disorder. He went on to become commander-in-chief of all the armed forces in British North America, personally leading the offensive at the Battle of Saint-Eustache in Lower Canada and defeating the rebel force in December 1837. After that he was high commissioner of the Ionian Islands and then Commander-in-Chief, Ireland.

Born the only son of Samuel Colborne and Cordelia Anne Colborne (née Garstin), Colborne was educated at Christ’s Hospital in London and at Winchester College. He was commissioned as an ensign in the 20th Regiment of Foot on 10 July 1794 securing all subsequent steps in his regimental promotion without purchase. Promoted to lieutenant on 4 September 1795 and to captain lieutenant on 11 August 1799, he saw action at the Battle of Alkmaar in October 1799, where he was wounded, during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland. Promoted to brevet captain on 12 January 1800, he took part in Sir Ralph Abercromby’s expedition to Egypt in August 1801 and was wounded again.

Colborne was deployed with his regiment to Italy where he distinguished himself at the Battle of Maida in July 1806 during the War of the Third Coalition. He became military secretary to General Henry Fox in 1806 and then became military secretary to Sir John Moore with the rank of major on 21 January 1808. In this capacity he accompanied Moore to Sweden in May 1808 and to Portugal in 1808 and served with him at the Battle of Benavente in December 1808 and Battle of Corunna in January 1809. It was Moore’s dying request that Colborne should be given a lieutenant colonelcy and this was complied with on 2 February 1809. He transferred to the 66th Regiment of Foot on 2 November 1809, and after returning to Spain with Sir Arthur Wellesley’s Army, he witnessed the defeat of the Spaniards at the Battle of Ocaña later that month. He commanded a brigade at the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810 and then commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 66th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Albuera in May 1811 where his brigade was virtually anihillated by Polish 1st Vistulan Lancers Regiment of French Army. After transferring to the command of the 52nd Regiment of Foot he took part in the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812 where he was badly injured and had to be invalided back to England.

After recovering in England, Colborne returned to Spain and commanded the 52nd Regiment of Foot at the Siege of San Sebastián in August 1813 before taking temporary charge of the 2nd brigade of the Light Division in late 1813 and commanding it at the Battle of the Bidassoa in October 1813, at the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813 and at the Battle of the Nive in December 1813. He returned to the 52nd Regiment of Foot and commanded it at the Battle of Orthez in February 1814 and at the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814 and at the Battle of Bayonne also in April 1814. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 4 January 1815.

Colborne became aide-de-camp to the Prince Regent with the rank of colonel on 4 June 1814, and, following Napoleon’s escape from Elba, he managed to dissuade the Prince from attacking the French Army until the Duke of Wellington arrived. At the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 during the Hundred Days, Colborne on his own initiative brought the 52nd Regiment of Foot forward, took up a flanking position in relation to the French Imperial Guard and then, after firing repeated volleys into their flank, charged at the Guard so driving them back in disorder. He was appointed a Knight of the Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresa on 2 August 1815. After the War he remained with his regiment as part of the Army of Occupation.

Colborne became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in July 1821 and, having been promoted to major-general on 27 May 1825, became Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in August 1828. As Lieutenant Governor, Colborne increased the population of the province by 70% by initiating an organised system of immigration to bring in settlers from Britain. He also aided settlement by expanding the communication and transportation infrastructure through a campaign to build roads and bridges. He brought changes to the structure of the legislative council, increased fiscal autonomy and encouraged greater independence in the judiciary. In 1829 he founded Upper Canada College as a school based on the Elizabeth College, Guernsey model to educate boys in preparation for becoming leaders of the colonies.

In January 1836 Colborne became commander-in-chief of all the armed forces in British North America. He was promoted to the local rank of lieutenant general on 8 July 1836. During Colborne’s period of office as commander-in-chief, the Family Compact promoted resistance to the political principle of responsible government. At the end of its lifespan, the Compact would be condemned by Lord Durham as “a petty corrupt insolent Tory clique”. This resistance, together with conflicts between the assembly and the executive over fiscal matters as well as a difficult economic situation, led to the Rebellions of 1837. Colborne personally led the offensive at the Battle of Saint-Eustache in December 1837 defeating the rebel force which had become holed up in a church.

Colborne was advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on 29 January 1838 and, following Lord Gosford’s resignation in February 1838, he received additional powers as acting Governor General of British North America. Promoted to the substantive rank of lieutenant-general on 28 June 1838, he put down a second revolt in October 1838 and was confirmed as Governor General of British North America on 14 December 1838. He left Canada in October 1839 and, after arriving back in England, was raised to the peerage as Baron Seaton of Seaton in Devonshire on 5 December 1839.

Colborne became high commissioner of the Ionian Islands in February 1843, and having been promoted to full general on 20 June 1854, he became Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1855. After standing down from active service in Spring 1860, he was promoted to field marshal on 1 April 1860 and retired to his home at Beechwood House in Sparkwell.

Colborne also served as honorary colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot, as honorary colonel of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot and then as honorary colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards. He was also colonel-in-chief of the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own). He died at Valletta House in Torquay on 17 April 1863 and was buried in the churchyard of Holy Cross Church at Newton Ferrers.

In November 1866 a bronze statue of Colborne sculpted by George Adams and financed by public donations was erected at Mount Wise at Devonport: it was moved to Seaton Barracks in Crownhill in the early 1960s and then to Peninsula Barracks in Winchester in the 1990s. A second statue of Colborne also sculpted by George Adams was erected at Upper Canada College.

In 1813 Colborne married Elizabeth Yonge; they had three daughters and five sons.

 

And Coming on April 1st, 2015

Beaux Ballrooms and Battles anthology, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the victory at Waterloo in story.

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Looks good, huh? The talented writer and digital artist, Aileen Fish created this.

It will be available digitally for $.99 and then after a short period of time sell for the regular price of $4.99

The Trade Paperback version will sell for $12.99

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My story in the anthology is entitled: Not a Close Run Thing at All, which of course is a play on the famous misquote attributed to Arthur Wellesley, “a damn close-run thing” which really was “It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.”

Samantha, Lady Worcester had thought love was over for her, much like the war should have been. The Bastille had fallen shortly after she had been born. Her entire life the French and their Revolution had affected her and all whom she knew. Even to having determined who she married, though her husband now had been dead and buried these eight years.

Yet now Robert Barnes, a major-general in command of one of Wellington’s brigades, had appeared before her, years since he had been forgotten and dismissed. The man she had once loved, but because he had only been a captain with no fortune, her father had shown him the door.

With a battle at hand, she could not let down the defenses that surrounded her heart. Could she?

As her father’s hostess, she had travelled with him to Brussels where he served with the British delegation. Duty had taken her that night to the Duchess of Richmond’s ball. The last man she ever expected to see was Robert, who as a young captain of few prospects, had offered for her, only to be turned out by her father so that she could make an alliance with a much older, and better positioned (wealthy), aristocrat.Now, their forces were sure to engage Napoleon and the resurgent Grande Armée. Meeting Robert again just before he was to be pulled into such a horrific maelstrom surely was Fate’s cruelest trick ever. A fate her heart could not possibly withstand.

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Trolling’s Pass and Present

Not only do I write Regency and Romance, but I also have delved into Fantasy. The Trolling series, (the first three are in print) is the story of a man, Humphrey.

We meet him as he has left youth and become a man with a man’s responsibilities. We follow him in a series of stories that encompass the stages of life.

We see him when he starts his family, when he has older sons and the father son dynamic is tested. We see him when his children begin to marry and have children, and at the end of his life when those he has loved, and those who were his friends proceed him over the threshold into death.

All this while he serves a kingdom troubled by monsters. Troubles that he and his friends will learn to deal with and rectify.

It is now available in a variety of formats. For $2.99 you can get this fantasy adventure.

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Years since their battles with the Trolls, even on foreign soil, the warriors of the Valley Kingdom of Torahn need something to keep their edge honed.

The economy too is beginning to fray a little without the great wars to support. The Leaders hit upon the idea of searching for a path to reach the east side of the continent.

The Elves swear that at one time their writings tell of such, the Dwarves swear such a pass across Teantellen is legendary. Teantellen though is filled with races man has never gotten along with well. Goblins, Dark Elves, Trolls, Giants and Dragons.

It has been years since the mountain tops exploded, and perhaps that has changed things enough that a way can be found to link the western lands with the eastern lands and increase trade, and prosperity for all. Even should they fail in their quest, as the history of man has shown to this point in time, the attempt will do much to spur the economy.

Tens of thousands of gold will be spent by the Council of Twenty-One to pay for such an expedition. Gold that those who are not so scrupulous might choose to pocket as they tried in the Troll Wars.

With such shenanigans taking place again, are the hopes of the previous generation, the leaders from the Troll Wars now in retirement, ready to be achieved? Is it time for Torahn, called the Valley Kingdom, but the only Kingdom without a King, to have a King once more?

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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.

Sir John Ormsby Vandeleur
1763 – 1 November 1849

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John Ormsby Vandeleur

Sir John Ormsby Vandeleur commanded a brigade of British cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo.

His career in the British army began in 1781 as an ensign in an infantry regiment. He exchanged into a cavalry regiment in 1792 and served in the War of the First Coalition. In 1802 he went to India and fought in the Second Anglo-Maratha War as an acting cavalry brigadier.

He returned from India in 1806 and was promoted to major general in 1811 in Portugal. He led an infantry brigade in the famous Light Division at Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, San Millan, and Vitoria. Vandeleur commanded a cavalry brigade at the Nive in 1813 and was knighted in early 1815. After Waterloo he was colonel-in-chief of two cavalry regiments in succession and he was promoted to full General in 1838.

Vandeleur’s parents were Richard Vandeleur (died 1772) and Elinor Firman.

He had two sisters, Elizabeth who married into the Moore family and Ellen who married William Armstrong.

His father Richard’s parents were John Vandeleur (died 1754) and Frances Ormsby. His father Richard’s siblings were Crofton (died 1795), John Ormsby (died 1777), and Mary (died 1790).

A number of cousins served in the British army and three paid the supreme price. Thomas Pakenham Vandeleur, son of his uncle John Ormsby Vandeleur, was killed at Laswari in 1803.

Two of his uncle Crofton’s sons died during the Peninsular War. Richard died at Campo Maior, Portugal while serving with the 88th Foot and Frederick was killed in action at Vitoria in 1813 with the 87th Foot.

Vandeleur married a daughter of the Rev. John Glesse in 1829 and the couple had two children, a son and a daughter Ellen who married Colonel Richard Greaves

And Coming on April 1st, 2015

Beaux Ballrooms and Battles anthology, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the victory at Waterloo in story.

BBBcorrect-2015-03-26-06-00.jpg

Looks good, huh? The talented writer and digital artist, Aileen Fish created this.

It will be available digitally for $.99 and then after a short period of time sell for the regular price of $4.99

The Trade Paperback version will sell for $12.99

Wellington1Grey-2015-03-26-06-00.jpg

My story in the anthology is entitled: Not a Close Run Thing at All, which of course is a play on the famous misquote attributed to Arthur Wellesley, “a damn close-run thing” which really was “It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.”

Samantha, Lady Worcester had thought love was over for her, much like the war should have been. The Bastille had fallen shortly after she had been born. Her entire life the French and their Revolution had affected her and all whom she knew. Even to having determined who she married, though her husband now had been dead and buried these eight years.

Yet now Robert Barnes, a major-general in command of one of Wellington’s brigades, had appeared before her, years since he had been forgotten and dismissed. The man she had once loved, but because he had only been a captain with no fortune, her father had shown him the door.

With a battle at hand, she could not let down the defenses that surrounded her heart. Could she?

As her father’s hostess, she had travelled with him to Brussels where he served with the British delegation. Duty had taken her that night to the Duchess of Richmond’s ball. The last man she ever expected to see was Robert, who as a young captain of few prospects, had offered for her, only to be turned out by her father so that she could make an alliance with a much older, and better positioned (wealthy), aristocrat.Now, their forces were sure to engage Napoleon and the resurgent Grande Armée. Meeting Robert again just before he was to be pulled into such a horrific maelstrom surely was Fate’s cruelest trick ever. A fate her heart could not possibly withstand.

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