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.
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. via Considerations on the Government of Poland by Jean-Jacques�Rousseau « Res Publica.
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. via Discover Poland TV « Res Publica.
Dancing is easier to find, even though some didn't like dancing, or at least not with everyone. … Read More via Austenette Picture Gallery
Only two pictures for now. I wonder how many such pictures there can be. Archery was quite a popular pastime though. … Read More via Austenette Picture Gallery
This place is for me to post and sort all the pictures that sit in my computer. They are mostly Regency ones: drawings, illustrations and paintings. I'll be uploading them slowly, whenever I have some time or find something new. I plan to sort them according to what they present, i.e. kinds of activity, fashion,… Continue reading Welcome to My Picture Gallery (via Austenette Picture Gallery)
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. more at The Most Serene Republic – Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania « Res Publica.
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. more at House « British Architecture
Faecunda culpae secula nuptias Primùm inquinavere, & genus, & domos, Hoc fonte derivata clades In patriam populumque fluxit. more at Rambler 97 by Samuel Richardson « Regency Writings Repository.
Barbara Britton Wenner analyses Austen’s use of nature in her novels and Juvenilia. more at Prospect and Refuge in the Landscape of Jane Austen « Mending My Own Pen.
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. more at Elinor About Love « Mending My Own Pen.