In April, I’m posting 26 blogs, one for every letter of the alphabet. I write historical romance set in Regency England, and I’m offering a brief lexicon of words to help you understand the story world of my Regency characters. Follow the links for more in depth information.
Q is for Quarter Days:
In past times in England, accounts were settled four times a year. Thus, servants were hired and paid, and rents were collected on so-called quarter days.
Those four days were:
March 25, Lady Day (the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary)
June 24: Midsummer Day
September 29, Michaelmas (the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel)
December 25, Christmas
And Q is for Quizzing Glass:
The quizzing glass was a fashion accessory during the Regency period.
Basically a magnifying glass, ornamental quizzing glasses were carried by both dandified men and fashionable women.
Questions? Comments? Visit tomorrow for the letter R!
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