About Us

Welcome to All Things Georgian and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. 

We really hope you enjoy our blog posts and our books.

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Sarah and Joanne, genealogists, super sleuths and historians, who, according to our friends and families,

spend way too much of our lives immersed in both the Georgian and early Victorian Eras and looking for dead people.



We would describe ourselves very much as ‘history detectives’; we never really know until we begin our research where it will lead and the diversity of our posts confirms this. If possible, in each of our blog posts, we include at least one piece of new or little known information, which is quite a challenge. We have found that it is very easy to take facts presented as always being accurate rather than checking them out to be sure. Having checked them out we have often found that they lead you on a very different and unexpected journey.

We try to remain true to our blog title ‘All Things Georgian‘, nothing is out-of-bounds and hopefully, our posts will provide readers with a sample of what life was life during that period, warts and all.

As well as writing this blog and hosting our ‘sister’ blog, The Diaries of Miss Fanny Chapman, we have published three books with Pen and Sword Books, An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott, A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History and our latest book, A Georgian Heroine: The Intriguing Life of Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs.

Our first book tells the story of a courtesan whose name is synonymous with Georgian scandal. The book is not simply about Grace, but also her extended family and introduces many facts and pieces of information hitherto unknown. Her fascinating life can better be explained when shown in the context of her wider family.

An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Joanne Major and Sarah Murden. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Infamous-Mistress-Celebrated-Dalrymple-Elliott/dp/1473844835


Our second book, A Right Royal Scandal, is a love story which crosses the social divide and takes up a fascinating story of ‘rags to riches’ but, make no mistake it is not fiction, it is very much fact. You simply couldn’t make it up!

The story begins where our book about Grace and her family ends, and leads us via the Regency into the Victorian era. Although, a follow-on from Grace’s story (and she does get a mention in it), A Right Royal Scandal is very much a stand-alone book. Warning: you may need your tissues handy for this story!

Our third book, A Georgian Heroine, sees us very much returning to the Georgian era. This is the bizarre but true story of an astounding woman persevering in a man’s world.

All our books are completely factual and have taken years of painstaking research piecing together the stories from snippets of information, but ones that we hope will appeal to readers of historical fiction as much as to those who are interested in factual history and genealogy.

Where to find us on social media

Twitter: @sarahmurden and @joannemajor3

Pinterest: Sarah and Joanne

Facebook: All Things Georgian

To contact us by email: allthingsgeorgian@hotmail.com

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