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?
"Modern Geology" began during Jane Austen's era. William Smith, self-educated and from humble beginnings, laid the foundations.
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's Bath was full of places of worship. Which ones might Austen (and her characters) have attended and known?
What is your dream trip, Austen fans? The most important places you would want to go!
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Two beautiful historical novels explore the life of the "lady astronomer" of Austen's England.
Did the waters of Bath really help the gout?
What is the gout, why did people go to Bath for it, and did the waters of Bath help?
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?