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Researching the past

Marriage Laws and Elopement in Nineteenth-Century England

Marriage was the cornerstone of Victorian society (or so the Victorians would have you believe). But say your family and friends disapprove...

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Researching the past

5 Tips for Researching the Past

While I’ve created a lot of fictional androids in my writing, today we’re shining the spotlight on some real-life automata, created by Andrew Alden from Huddersfield.

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Automata and Mechanical Curios

Andrew Alden's Automata

While I’ve created a lot of fictional androids in my writing, today we’re shining the spotlight on some real-life automata, created by Andrew Alden from Huddersfield.

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Researching the past

A Look into Fashion of the 1850s: Gentlemen

We've already explored the elements of an 1850's lady's wardrobe, so now it's the gentlemen's turn!

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The Mechanical Maestro

How I wrote my first novel

Now that I have published my first novel, I'll share what inspired me to write it and how I went about researching it.

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Researching the past

A Look into Fashion of the 1850s: Ladies

A mid-Victorian lady would have many outfits for many occasions, such as calling on friends, attending dinners, balls or maybe just lounging around the house.

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Researching the past

Lords, Ladies and Misters: A Guide to Addressing the Peerage (And the Common People)

Back in the nineteenth century, it was important to 'know your place' in society, and if you wanted to make a good impression, you had to know how to address your social superiors or inferiors.

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