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Story and History is a web site and blog dedicated to the exploration of how history and literature intertwine with a strong focus on the life, times, and literature of Jane Austen. Come here for character analysis, literary musings and exploration of how things were and how our understanding of the history shapes our understanding of the stories.

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The Story and History Blog – The most important part of this site.

Basic Character Information Page – Basic Character Information posts summarize what Jane Austen has told us about various characters. This page provides a list of characters with links to their summaries.

Novel Pages – Information on Jane Austen’s novels and links to Story and History posts dedicated to them.

Austenian Calendar – Important dates in the Jane Austen world.

Gift Guide – Gift ideas for the Jane Austen or Regency England enthusiast.

Recent Blog Posts

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The Education of Boys in Regency England

There aren't many details on the educations of Jane Austen's male characters, but we do…

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The Education of Girls in Jane Austen’s England

Education, particularly the education of girls, gets referenced quite a bit in Jane Austen's novels.…

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Post link: Org Chart Confusion and the American Revolution

I sadly abandoned this blog some time ago but have recently made the decision to…

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Another look at Caroline Bingley’s pursuit of Mr. Darcy

It is safe to say that Caroline Bingley is one of the most hated of…

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