Austenette is a series of blogs relating to the long 18th century, expanding on my special interest in Jane Austen, British architecture, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Austenette Worlds is a directory allowing you to track all of Austenette blogs. My interest began with Jane Austen and the Regency era. With time it evolved into other domains, including history, literature and architecture. My various blogs are meant to expand on those topics. Read more…
On the eve of the 18th century Augustus II (the Strong) occupied the throne of the Commonwealth. He wasn’t legally elected by the nobility, and his various machinations dragged Poland-Lithuania into wars with Sweden and Russia.
Discover Poland TV is a collection of videos about Poland for English speaking audience. Some of the videos there will be a good addition to this blog. They cover history and Poles, as well as tourist places and cultural events.
The official name of the country was Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was referred to in Latin as Regnum Poloniae Magnusque Ducatus Lithuaniae.
Long, long time ago people used to live in caves. First houses didn’t differ much from barns. The development of buildings to what we know them to be today took centuries of changing styles, new inventions, and attitudes towards life comfort.
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Faecunda culpae secula nuptias
Primùm inquinavere, & genus, & domos,
Hoc fonte derivata clades
In patriam populumque fluxit.
Barbara Britton Wenner analyses Austen’s use of nature in her novels and Juvenilia.
Some time ago I wrote that Elizabeth’s love for Darcy could not bloom before she was assured of his feelings as well as that her wishes and hopes would be rewarded by a proposal.