James Austen

Standard Name: Austen, James


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Family and Intimate relationships Jane Austen
The eldest of JA 's brothers, James , was ten years her senior. He followed his father into a church career (having edited a literary periodical with his brother Henry during his student days). After...
Reception Susanna Centlivre
SC hinted in A Woman's Case that her husband was upset at her threatening his livelihood with the political rashness of her dedication. The man-in-skirts role became a favourite of David Garrick , which kept...
Textual Production Jane Austen
Some have attributed to JA an essay in her brother James 's undergraduate periodical The Loiterer which is signed Sophia Sentiment; but the arguments are not persuasive, for its satire on sentimental girls is...


25 June 1798: A new tax on the upper classes came into...

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25 June 1798

A new tax on the upper classes came into effect, levying two guineas for the privilege of running a coach or carriage with armorial bearings (that is, a coat of arms) painted on it.


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