Linky round-up from around the Internet today. Found some good stuff that I don’t want to lose!
History Hoydens (Interesting post on period costume and plot points)
Corset Myths And other interesting facts about 18-19th century undress
Variations in period dress between England and France during the Napoleonic wars (a subject touched on in my current work-in-progress, Violette)
Creating an Empire Gown
Because the after-effects of a duel are at the center of a vital relationship in my current Regency Historical WIP (working title “Violette of Toulouse”), I’ve been seeking to inform myself of all of the particulars on how they were fought and what the customs are surrounding them.
Links for future reference:
The Irish Code Duello
How Duels Work
The Role of Seconds (A Yale Thesis Paper)
Saving links for my own future use and clearing out tabs:
The Royal Navy
Memoirs: Rise and Progress of the Royal Navy
Beat to Quarters (.wav file)
Royal Navy: Articles of War
Sloop of War
Cruizer class Brig-Sloop
Sinking of HMS Peacock
The things you never worried about knowing while reading Pride and Prejudice: Just what was Lizzie wearing underneath her gown? I guess it would never signify, since occassion “on stage” never called for her to take off her gown.
Writing a romance novel set in the Regency era changes all those things you never wondered about. If they are taking their clothes off, you have to know what they’ve got on underneath, right?
Some of my research:
Underclothing in the Regency Era
Regency Undress, Halfdress and Fulldress
Slideshow of Undergarments and Dress Progression
Underthings (C0rsets, Chemises, Petticoats, Drawers and Stockings)
Undergarments in the Ol’ Reliable Wikipedia
Progress of the Toilet
A Modern Perspective