VISITING FROGMORE HOUSE
Frogmore House in Windsor Great Park, about a mile from Windsor Castle, was built in the 17th century and updated many times. It has provided a private retreat for the royals since the late 18th c. days of Queen Charlotte and George III. Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), lived here as her country residence until her death.
historic prints from the royal collection
Mary Moser room: Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) invited prominent artist Mary Moser, RA (1744-1819), to decorate the room with her floral designs.
mausoleum: Above, the Duchess of Kent; Below, Victoria and Albert
Georgette Heyer wrote nearly sixty novels in various genres. She was known for her historical fiction, detective stories, and contemporary novels of her day. By far the most popular of her prodigious output where her historical romances set in the Regency Era in Britain. The first of these was Regency Buck, published in 1935. The story begins in 1811, the first "official year of the Regency of George, Prince of Wales, who ruled in the name of his father, George III, until the latter's death in 1820 when the Prince Regent became George the IV for the remaining decade of his life.
Ms. Heyer did extensive research into the manners and mores of the period from 1811 to 1820, its language, and its society customs and traditions. Pictured at the rights is one of the early covers of Regency Buck showing the Regent's flamboyant pavilion in Brighton, at which scenes are set portraying the entertainments hosted by the spendthrift Regent.
A favorite among Heyer's regencies is The Grand Sophy, almost always among the top three listed by her fans. For those who have not fallen in love with Heyer's Regencies, this one has all the fascinating characters and sparkling wit for which she is known.
Victoria Hinshaw, Author