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?
This fascinating sampler has a complex and controversial history!
What verses did Austen choose for her cross-stitch sampler, and what might they mean to us?
Girls learned the alphabet and the Bible by stitching. This is claimed to be Jane Austen's childhood sampler.
Jane Austen’s beloved poet, William Cowper, suffered from depression most of his life, but still, through diligent struggle, found moments of joy. How did he do it?
What joyful carols might Jane Austen have sung, in church or at home?
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?
Austen’s world was in a process of transformation, and two leaders of the changes were the church and science.