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 & Joanne, genealogists and historians, who, arguably ‘spend way too much of our lives immersed in both the Georgian and early Victorian Eras’ (quote from our families and friends!).

We would describe ourselves very much as ‘history detectives’ we don’t simply repeat information that is widely known but try to ensure that in each post there is at least one snippet of information that is not already in the public domain –  it could be a record of a birth, marriage or death or an illegitimate child we have found; an unknown, but fascinating story from an old newspaper, we never really know until we begin our research where it will lead and the diversity of our posts confirms this. 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.

If we research someone or something and find nothing of any significance, then for us, it is highly unlikely to become a blog post,  so we set ourselves 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.

As well as writing this blog and hosting our ‘sister’ blog – The Diaries of Miss Fanny Chapman, we have published 2 books during 2016 –

An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott  and

A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History,

Both commissioned by Pen and Sword Books and available in all good bookshops or directly from Pen and Sword Books.

Our first book tells the story of the well known courtesan, whose name is synonymous with Georgian scandal. The book is not simply about Grace, but about her extended family too and introduces many facts and pieces of information hitherto unknown.

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Our second book ‘A Right Royal Scandal‘ begins where our first ends, and leads us into a different era; one of our heroines this time being of the Victorian era. A fascinating story of rags to riches. Although, a follow-on from Grace’s story and she does get a mention in it, it is very much a stand-alone book.

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We are presently working on our third book, which is due out towards the end of 2017. This one see us very much returning to the Georgian era where we have another biography. It is again factual, and tells the story of an amazing, yet virtually unknown Georgian.

A woman who was abducted, raped and held hostage during her teenage years, was in prison in France during the French Revolution and who went on to become a spy for the British government and much more. But is everything as it appears to be? You’ll have to read it to find out!

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

If you would like to know more about our interests then why not follow us on Twitter.

You can find us here –   @sarahmurden  and @joannemajor3

If you would like to contact us via email please use this email address – allthingsgeorgian@hotmail.com

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