Favorite On-line Research Sites

(These were initially posted on Romancenovel.tv in Summer 2007.  I’m reposting them here, as they are no longer available there.)

Hello again!

I bet everybody can help me out here. Let’s list some of our favorite online information sites. I’m picking these straight out of my favorites folder, so they won’t be in any order. At all.

Disclaimer: Like any source of information, the reader has to decide its correctness and suitability. I’ve had very good results from these sources, other than picking a small bone with the folks at the Georgian Index.

http://www.maisons-champagne.com/traduction/english/bonal_gb/pages/03/03-03_gb.htm
18th Century wine trade in France.

http://www.thenonesuch.com/lexicon.html
Regency lexicon; dictionary and thesaurus

http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/contents.htm
Great background on the Great North Road, needed information for those trips to Gretna Green.
I’ve corresponded with the owner, and he’s been very helpful.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Arthur+Wellesley%2c+1st+Duke+of+Wellington
Bio of the Duke of Wellington

http://laura.chinet.com//html/titles01.html
Titles and ranks for British nobility. I know, I recommended a book for titles; this works, too.

http://www.bl.uk/collections/brit18th.html
Concise history of the British newspaper, beginning in 1700.
Comes in very handy.

http://72.14.235.104/search?q=cache:49qmNOA4MPoJ:www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/current/howmuch.html+agriculture+prices+england+18th+century&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=us
Current value of old money. Links to many sites with various types of financial information.

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/history.html
another gateway site to different aspects of 18th Century history

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/18sil/hd_18sil.htm
Information about corsets & 18th Century costumes. The illustrations, photos of authentic clothing, alone are worth a visit.

http://www.nohofencing.com/fencing_glossary.html
terms in fencing; a must-have for the duels in Desperate Duchesses

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Britain.html
This was mentioned on Eloisa’s bb; shows the counties of Britain as they would have been, up to the 1970s. another fab gateway site.

http://www.georgianindex.net/London/l_home.html#TOP
I know. This isn’t the front door of the Georgian Index, but it’s the page I always end up at: I need to find a furniture-maker’s shop; I need a fancy address. I need this page of the Georgian Index. You can get there from here.

http://www.hms.org.uk/
The Naval Re-enactors. Everything to do with the mighty British Navy, late 18th Century to early 19th. They’ve been very helpful with questions, too.

http://www.public.asu.edu/~warrenve/s18_ast.html
In case you need to find something for Georgian scientists to chat about.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/
Used much in the Essex Sisters. You enter any name you’ve selected for a horse, and it will tell you of any horse with that actual name, and its ancestry.

http://www.etymonline.com/
good for searching word and phrase origins, if you don’t have access to the OED.

http://www.regiments.org/
You need to maneuver around a bit in this, but has great information about the regiments that conquered and made a mighty emperor. They much prefer you find the information yourself, rather than asking questions.

http://www.oldlondonmaps.com/horwoodpages/horwoodmain.html
on-line version of Horwood’s famous 1800 map of London; extraordinary detail.

http://www.vauxhallsociety.org.uk/VauxhallGdns.html
Information and maps of the famous Vauxhall Gardens.

Okay. List YOUR most useful sites here.
Thanks for your generosity in sharing such precious information.
I’m eager to see what you come up with.

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