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Peacock Splendor—A Gallery of Regency Army Males

C3a6c7844469c0658b85d71301e58611Andrea right here. Summer time could also be simply beginning right here within the northern hemisphere, however the e book calendar signifies that I’m already in “Autumn mode” for the upcoming launch of my new Wrexford & Sloane thriller. MURDER AT THE SERPENTINE BRIDGE will hit the cabinets on September 27 . . . By the by, my publishers is doing a Goodreads giveaway of 100 free ARC copies. Simply click on right here by July 1 to enter for an opportunity to win! 

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge-smallOn my finish, I, too, am beginning to consider promo stuff. An introvert at coronary heart, I’d slightly be writing the tales. However this e book is especially enjoyable to speak about. There are occasions when an creator get terribly fortunate and historical past gives a setting for a thriller extra good than any creator would dare to make up!

The precise Peace Celebrations which had been held in London throughout June of 1814 play a number one position within the e book’s plot. I’ll be speaking extra concerning the particular occasions in later blogs. Right this moment, nevertheless, I’m musing concerning the pomp and splendor of the well-known friends—particularly the victorious army brass—who got here from all around the Continent to have fun the defeat of Napoleon (that is, the primary defeat!) and his exile to the isle of Elba.

Warfare is ugly and brutal, leaving a path of loss of life, desolation and destruction in its wake. So it’s a horrible irony that the painted portraits of themiitary concerned within the interminable Napoleonic Wars have a sure heroic splendor (to not converse of a penchant for over-the-top bling!)

Charles stewart
What’s it about about uniform festooned with a king’s ransom of gold braid and gaudy baubles that attracts a fluttery sigh from the women? I confess, in the course of the course of my analysis, I discovered myself pausing to admire the, er, eye sweet.

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Horatio Nelson

Sir Sidney Smith

Joachim Murat
Auguste de Marmont

So, placing apart ethical scruples to honor the very good artistry of the Regency painters, I believed I’d share a few of my favourite examples of Males in Uniform. (The Allied officers play some small cameo roles in my story! Benefit from the view!

Louis-Nicolas d'Avout

Alexander I

Jean-de-Dieu Soult
From high to backside: unidentified; Charles Stewart; Arthur Wellesley; Horatio Nelson; Sir Sidney Smith; Joachim Murat; Auguste de Marmot; Napoleon; Louis-Nicolas d’Avout; Tsar Alexander I; Jean-de-Dieu Soult; Sir John Moore.

So what about you? Does a person in uniform draw a fluttery sigh?


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