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Mea Culpa

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Mea Culpa, Desperate Duchesses

Frances pointed out that the Prince of Wales would be addressed as Your Royal Highness. Your Majesty is reserved for kings and queens. Now don’t forget that – as my mother used to say, when I wouldn’t eat broccoli, you never know when you’ll be invited to Buckingham Palace. Manners are important! Mpgis3 discovered that […]

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Mea Culpa, Midnight Pleasures

Do you know what the bugbear of historical novelists is? Titles! Lord Pillypettle and Lady Sillytrisket, the Duke of Coddswillow and the Marquess of Biddle, or is it Marquess Biddle? Or should he be known by his proper name, Lord Jinglebutt? Those pesky things are impossible to understand and I constantly get them wrong. Constantly! […]

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Mea Culpa, To Wed a Rake

Darn it, it seems that Emma’s home county ended up as Hertfordshire. It’s supposed to be Herfordshire (minus the ‘t’). Apparently there is a Herefordshire as well, but that’s closer to Wales. Sigh.  “All her Christmas presents rolled into one.” But did they have Christmas presents before Prince Albert’s time? I admit to being unsure, […]

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