Why writing the Georgian Gentry can get you in estate…

Some of you may know one of the main characters in my novels is the grandson of a lord; a fictitious Georgian aristocrat with a country estate. So writing Lord Halcombe ought to have been easy: grey hair, posh accent, lazes about all day being waited on by servants. Job done.

Except – running many estates in those times was far more complex than we might credit, often involving a whole, tied community. Despite usually employing managers and agents, landowners rarely had time to laze about, and this brilliant article tells why.

At the heart of a great estate is…

Maybe it was the not-so-good life.

~ by cavalrytales on April 11, 2012.

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