Our Favorite this week is what happens when Regency romance writers run amok! What if men’s magazines existed in 1815? What kind of articles would they publish? Author Tessa Dare aggregated some of the suggestions tweeted with the hashtag #RegencyMensFitness. Here are a few of my favorites…
@duchess997: “Napoleon or Wellington: Who wears it best?” #regencymensfitness
@amablue47: “Like Rain on Your Wedding Day: 12 Things That Aren’t Actually Byronic” #regencymensfitness
@mariapotteryavl: “Prinny’s Tips to Wear Your Male Corset. Get the Slim Waist Without the Creaking.” #regencymensfitness
@dnak17: “A New Season’s Gardening: On Dits From Rakes to Wallflowers” #regencymensfitness
Check out Tessa’s list for more!
July 13, 1814: The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
July 14, 1798: The citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
July 15, 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
July 16, 1782: First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
July 17, 1794: The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
July 18, 1389: The Kingdoms of France and England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, inaugurating a 13 year peace (the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years War).
July 19, 1848: A two-day Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York.
July 6, 1189: Richard I is crowned King of England.
July 7, 1911: The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
July 8, 1808: Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
July 9, 1810: Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
July 10, 1806: The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
July 11, 1796: The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
July 12, 1804: Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
June 29, 1786: Alexander Macdonell and over 500 Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
June 30, 1908: The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia.
July 1, 1867: The British North American Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada.
July 2, 1839: Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque take over the slave ship Amistad.
July 3, 987: Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
July 4, 1776: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
July 5, 1811: Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
June 22, 1783: A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
June 23, 1794: Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
June 24, 1793: The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
June 25, 1788: Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
June 26, 1857: The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
June 27, 1806: British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasion of the Rio de la Plata.
June 28, 1461: Edward IV is crowned King of England.