Regency: The Struggle for Freedom


If you love Regency, you really love it. If you haven’t read a true Regency Romance yet, find yourself one. Usually when we think of Regency, we think of Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, pretty dresses, handsome Lords, the marriage mart. Servants to follow you everywhere and respond to your every wish. Reading a delicious Regency is escapism at its finest.

But there is so much more to the time period besides the 1.5 % that held title or property or both. More than anything, Regency is about CHANGE.

And during this time period, the poor were SO POOR. And the wealthy, obscenely so. And the working class started to clamor for change. For freedom. For Rights.

Throughout the time period and into the next, 1820 especially seemed to ring a clarion call around the world. Every continent started to speak out. Every human felt a stirring inside. Maybe. I’d like to think so. All over, society started to change. The American colonies led the way. And the tide of freedom swept the Earth, like a great tsunami, pummeling and destroying oppression while carrying freedom fighters in life rafts over the top of them all. The tide is still rolling out. It hasn’t yet reached some corners, but I hope it will. Because freedom is the gift we are meant to have, not just some of us, but all.

So when I began researching for The Nobleman’s Daughter, I was not surprised to find a large movement among the poorer classes of people in England: A desire to be free. And they started to speak out.

And Regency is credited with some of the events that triggered change. I can’t wait for you to read my book, to learn about things like The Peterloo Massacre. And what effect it had on England.

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An award winning author and mother of six. Check out my news and published historical romances. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference. Twitter—@authorjen Instagram—@authorlyjen

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