Joanna Waugh

weaving Regency history into timeless romance

Resources for Regency Readers and Writers

Need an appropriate exclamation for your hero? Check out my list of  Expressions. There you'll find the ones most commonly used during the Regency period, and when each first showed up in the language.  Scroll down the page for a list of contractions and when they came into usage.

If you're searching for slang spoken by criminals, waterfront rogues and similar low life, check out
Cant, my abridged version of the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. I've organized select words by subject.

Articles  can be found several nonfiction pieces I've written on topics that may be of  interest. They include one on women assuming male roles during the 18th & 19th centuries; a history of Minerva Press; burial practices and religious attitudes about suicides; as well as information about Gretna Green.

Be sure to out my list of body language Cues to Emotion.

And last but not least, take a look at my list of Resource  links. And for additional links, go to my Pinterest boards on all sorts of Regency topics.