Handel's Messiah was very popular in Jane Austen's England. She may have seen it herself in Bath. What objection, though, did some Evangelicals have to it?
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
"Modern Geology" began during Jane Austen's era. William Smith, self-educated and from humble beginnings, laid the foundations.
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.
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?
Jane Austen Travel: Essential Places to Visit
What is your dream trip, Austen fans? The most important places you would want to go!
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?
Women of Science: Caroline Herschel
Two beautiful historical novels explore the life of the "lady astronomer" of Austen's England.
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?