Henry Tilney may not have been a typical clergyman, but he seems to have been modeled after the wittiest clergyman in England.
Category: Northanger Abbey
Of Catholics, Riots, and the Theatre in Bath
Catholics in Jane Austen's England suffered many restrictions and sometimes even violence. In Bath, they eventually found a place to worship in the Old Orchard Street Theatre.
Jane Austen and the Reformation by Roger E. Moore: Review and Highlights
Jane Austen may have been looking back nostalgically to the Catholic monasteries of England when she wrote Northanger Abbey and other novels. Roger E. Moore describes the "sacred landscape" of England after the Reformation, and how it affected Austen.
Where Did Jane Austen Attend Church and Chapel in Bath?
Jane Austen's Bath was full of places of worship. Which ones might Austen (and her characters) have attended and known?
“The Jane Austen Sampler”: Praising God (Part 1)
Girls learned the alphabet and the Bible by stitching. This is claimed to be Jane Austen's childhood sampler.
Quiz: Churches and Chapels in Austen’s England
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Gout and the Waters of Bath, Part 2
Did the waters of Bath really help the gout?
Gout and the Waters of Bath, Part 1
What is the gout, why did people go to Bath for it, and did the waters of Bath help?
Churches, Chapels, Abbeys, and Cathedrals in Northanger Abbey
A church, a chapel, an abbey, and a cathedral: What's the difference? And which ones would Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey have seen in Bath?