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.
Maybe it was the not-so-good life.