Social Success: A Gentleman’s Guide To Fortune

Money is one of those often fraught and unfortunate matters which it sometimes seems impossible to escape. After all, how many times has it pitched up its tent in the centre of this concern or that quarrel? It is perhaps a rather beastly subject with which to grapple. Some might wish we could do away …

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Life and Style: The Regency Bachelor About Town

For the young gentleman looking forward to his impending freedom, when he is released from the schoolroom and into Society, the prospect of leading the bachelor life is at once thrilling and terrifying. After all, it may be that the aforementioned gentleman has only a few precious years before matrimony – be it for duty, …

Social Success: Suitable Careers for Respectable Regency Gentlemen

Well, the obvious answer is that a respectable Regency gentleman has no need of a career. Indeed, some would say that the mark of a gentleman is that he never appears to be engaged in the act of supporting himself and his family. Rumour has it that Lord Wellington, in particular, is somewhat suspicious of …

Social Success: How to Walk Like a Regency Gentleman

First impressions count, and when you are newly arrived in town, they may well count for everything. If you fail to cut a striking figure, a dashing pose, or properly return a salute, you may well find that doors are closed and the calling cards dry up at your door. There are two ways to …