Now here's a fun thing! I was recently doing research for a Regency historical romance that will take place in 1816, and I was struck by all the similarities I kept noticing to our current time. I am personally of the belief that, for good or ill, humanity never really changes. Tell me below if you agree or if not, why not? :)
PS: Please let me know if you have any trouble with these flip cards! They were fun to make, but it's my first time making them on Playbuzz. :) These are really just for fun, but if you're looking for an in-depth article on, say, economic conditions of early 19th c. England, this one from the Peel Web will knock you off your chair with the stunning similarities between 1816 and 2016. History may not repeat itself, but as Twain allegedly said, it does rhyme.
Also, I'd like to give a tip of the hat to Nancy Meyer, Regency researcher extraordinaire, who inspired me to do this blog when she shared her list of big events of 1816 with the Beau Monde Regency specialty chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America). If you love learning about the Regency, definitely bookmark Nancy's site, www.RegencyResearcher.com! This Lady of Distinction knows her stuff! She is THE most knowledge person I know on all things Regency, and her site is a treasure trove.
So here they are ~ a few tidbits from current events of 200 years ago that do seem strangely familiar...
So... What are YOUR Predictions for What 2016 Will Bring?
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