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May 2016

The good reasons behind strict courtship rules

Today, I turn my blog over to Maria Grace. She has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, but those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day…

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Spiral cake with marbled sponge – or cake and maths

Ink Sugar Spice

I was doodling spirals, as you do, and wondered how I’d go about decorating a geometric spiral cake… after much more doodling and some time creating a pattern in Adobe Illustrator, this cake is the result.

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I thought perhaps a plain sponge might be a bit of a let down after having such a graphic outer layer, so this is a vanilla and lemon verbena sponge and chocolate and orange sponge marbled layer cake. You know me by now – I either go for a real plain but intensely classic and tricky perfect bake or I have to fiddle about with the flavours.

Notes

If you haven’t got lemon verbena, just add plain milk to the sponge and then add in one half teaspoon of lemon juice. (Skip the warming and infusion notes)

You can use either the plain spiral and print it out to your own size

Or you…

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Love and Marriage – Georgian Style

All Things Georgian

Samuel Johnson described a second marriage as a:

triumph of hope over experience

So what about a first marriage, how did you find a soul mate? Well, at the start of the Georgian era marriage, especially if you happened to be wealthy, was very much akin to an arranged marriage, with landed and gentry families arranging the marriage of their children to other wealthy families in order to build their empire and to keep the money in the family. Children were sometimes betrothed during their childhood and love took virtually no part in marriage. The situation was very different for working class people who were free to marry for love. Things began to change as a result of couples running away to Gretna Green and the like who wanted to marry for love, and by doing so they managed to cheat their parents out of such a financial union. The result…

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An Out-of-Body Experience with Laura Hile: A Just Jane 1813 Interview

I’d like to welcome Laura Hile to Just Jane 1813. Laura is the author of the “Mercy’s Embrace” Series based on Jane Austen’s “Persuasion. On Friday the 13th, in an act…

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Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s “Visionary”

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Prince_Albert_-_Partridge_1840 via Wikipedia

To really understand Prince Albert’s role in British history, one must know more of his early life. Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was born on 26 August 1819 at Schloss Rosenau, in Bavaria, the younger son of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Albert’s roots were planted in a small European duchy, which held little influence in the great scheme of international politics until Prince Leopold married George IV’s only child, Princess Charlotte of Wales. Later, Leopold’s sister Victorie married another of George III’s sons, the Duke of Kent. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s “insignificance” added to Albert’s growing vision of a relationship between those who govern and those who are governed. 

When Albert was four, his mother, Duchess Louise, chose to no longer tolerate her husband’s infidelity. She sought solace in the arms of a young officer in Coburg’s army. Duchess Louise abandoned Albert and his older brother Ernest. When he was…

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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

I think it’s time to poke my head over the parapet. First, apologies if this comes across as a little rambling. It is a work in progress, as you will see. First of all, I love Europe. I love France…

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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

I think it’s time to poke my head over the parapet. First, apologies if this comes across as a little rambling. It is a work in progress, as you will see. First of all, I love Europe. I love France…

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