Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Life and Options of 19th Century Women

By Aubrey Reynolds (appearing as Jane Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) The social anthropology in eighteenth century England was intricate and in flux. It presents a clash between two social elements namely, class and gender. Additionally, the social caste … Continue reading

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Vocational Options for Men

By Matt Krantz (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as George Wickham) A host of 19th century occupations have passed into oblivion, owing to changes in taste, scientific advances, social customs and the like. Naturally, the rich were not inclined to work … Continue reading

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Probable Illnesses and Popular Treatment Options in the 19th Century

By Becky Maskell (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as Anne de Bourgh) “In The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture, Bruce Haley asserts that the Victorians were concerned with health over almost all, if not all, other issues.” -Laurelyn Douglas Early Victorian ideas of … Continue reading

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The Anglican Clergy in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jacob Swain (appearing as Mr. Collins in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) The clergy occupy an essential place in Jane Austen’s work, even more than the Royal Navy, because Jane Austen’s father himself was a clergyman, as were her brother … Continue reading

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Courtship and Marriage in the Regency Period

By Laura Wardle (appearing as Mrs. Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) “Sir James Martin had been drawn in by that young lady to pay her some attention; and as he is a man of fortune, it was easy to … Continue reading

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Lizzy Calls The Doctor

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A Woman’s Economic Opportunities During the Regency Era

By Amanda Nelson (appearing as Charlotte Lucas in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) “Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.” ~ Jane Austen, letter of March 13, 1816 In Jane … Continue reading

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