It takes a ton of work to write novels set in the 1800s. Or, I should say that it takes a lot of work to write realistic novels set in the 1800s. As I didn't live in that time period, I have to do a lot of reading and researching to figure out what went on back then, and I thought it would be fun to post the info I gather so that all the other history geeks can learn a bit about it.


Everything I post here is information from museums I've visited and their guidebooks, first-hand accounts from the 1800s, or reliable modern-day non-fiction books... aka I'm not putting things up that are just regurgitated from other websites or blogs. As I've dug more into my own research, I'm finding that there's a lot of myths and misconceptions that are passed around the internet.

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