Obituaries in the Time of Jane Austen - Program Review

We had a wonderful program this weekend presented by Tim Bullamore.

Tim talked about the history of obituaries, the changes over the years, and more specifically the death notices of the Regency era.

There are 11 known obituaries for Jane. They all read about the same and the one Tim shared reads:
“At Winchester, Miss Jane Austen, youngest daughter of Rev. George Austen, Rector of Steventon, Hants, authoress of “Emma”, “Mansfield Park”, “Pride and Prejudice”, and “Sense and Sensibility.”‘
In every one, plus the plaque on her grave, she is first identified as 'the daughter of Rev. George Austen.'

You can read more about the different obituaries and her death plaque here:
The Jane Austen Society of Australia - Obituary 
JASNA Vermont - Austen's Obituaries

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Podcasting with Jane Austen - FreakonomicsRadio

I've been listening to a lot of Podcasts recently and thought I would see what ones out there talk about Jane Austen.

Back in July of 2013 the book Jane Austen, Game Theorist came out and the podcast FreakonomicsRadio discussed the basis of the book.   The book written by Michael Chwe, looks at the books of Jane Austen and applied game theory to her books.  This podcast describes (as best they can) game theory and how Michael applied this theory to the decisions and characters make in the novels.


Regency Man Monday - Henry Halford

Sir Henry Halford, 1st Baronet, GCH (2 October 1766 – 1844), born Henry Vaughan, royal and society physician, was physician extraordinary to King George III from 1793 to 1820, then as physician in ordinary to his three successors – George IV, William IV and the young Victoria. He also served other members of the Royal Family until his death.

You can read more about Sir Henry here:

Physician to the Regency by Angelyn Schmid - The Beau Monde

Sir Henry Halford, president of the Royal College of Physicians, with a note on his involvement in the exhumation of King Charles I  by John S Morris -National Center for Biotechnology Information

The life of Sir Henry Halford, bart., G.C.H., M.D., F.R.S., president of the Royal college of physicians, physician to George III., George IV., William IV., and to Her Majesty Queen Victoria by William Munk -

Henry Halford - Wikipedia


Fun Friday - A Hugh Grant Poll Results

The results are in and the winner of favorite Austen related roll for Hugh Grant is:

With 63% of the votes, Edward Ferrars won out over Daniel Cleaver!