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Nonfiction Regency Book Reviews:
As London begins the final countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games, the next issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine takes a close look at the sports that Jane Austen and her contemporaries would have enjoyed in Regency England. Swimming in the early 19th century
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Since 1971, the monetary system of Great Britain is based on the decimal system. The basic unit of British currency (currency of the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies) is the pound , which is divided into one hundred pence .
Crowns, Pounds and Guineas: A Quick Guide To British Currency
I quite often see queries on various genealogical mailing lists from people researching their British ancestors from overseas and are puzzled by some aspects of the money system. So this page is just to help in answering some of these incidental questions that arise out of our family history research - it it not a page for those for whom the coins are a primary interest. Up till about about 1971 we used a system of pounds, shillings and pence or LSD.
Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wagePurchasing Power of British Pounds from 1245 to Present
aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
English law did not provide for marriages by proxy in England, so the question is moot. Now whether a man could annul a marriage in which he married the wrong woman is a different and more complex question.
Articles about "classic american essays"
In this vigorous, straightforward letter, American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) encourages a friend to marry. Failing that, Franklin says, his friend should favor "old women to young ones."
Revised/modified on 11/15/11 (new photo, new links) I’ve rekindled my interest in riding aside these past few years, naturally. Depending on the level of interest, I'm thinking it would be fun to create a 'ORS Equestrian' division, and hold field days and costume-classes and more.
First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy .