Regency Man Monday - Edward Austen Knight

"I am tolerably glad to hear that Edward's income is so good a one -
as glad as I can at anybody's being rich besides you & me -
& I am thoroughly rejoiced to hear of his present to you."
 - Jane to Cassandra, January 8, 1799
What we know:
  • He was born on October 7, 1767 and he died on November 19, 1852
  • He was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knight II of Godmersham in 1783
  • He married Elizabeth Bridges in December of 1791.
  • He had eleven children.
  • He owned three estates in Steventon, Chawton, and Godmersham.
  • After the death of his father he moved his mother and sisters into Chawton Cottage
  • After the death of Elizabeth his sisters were an integral part in the raising of his children.
For more reading:
Edward Austen Knight - Wikipedia article
Jane Austen's Brothers -


Fun Friday: Benedict Cumberbatch recreates the image that never was...

We all know this scene never happened in Pride and Prejudice, yet it's a very famous image of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerging from the water in a wet shirt. I think it's really okay that it never happened because I really like this image!


Wordless Wednesday #58

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Regency Man Monday - George Austen

"We have this comfort, he cannot be a bad or wicked child." - Mr. Austen, July 8, 1770

What we know from The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen:

  • He was born on August 26, 1766 and he died on January 17, 1838
  • He boarded with a family, the Cullum family,  in a neighboring village, Monk Sherborne, most of his life because of a disability
  • There is no mention of him in Jane's surviving letters
It is believed that George lived at home until about the age of six.  It is not known how much contact he had with the family after he moved in to the Cullum family. It is known that Jane knew how to talk with her fingers, so it is believed she may have had contact with George. 

Here are some great articles about George:


Wordless Wednesday #57

Source: Found this image on The Pink Heart Society via CNJ JASNA on Pinterest 

(Question: Does anyone know where this picture is from? Is it a photo shoot or movie?