The book opens in the autumn of 1788 when Alicia Westlake arrives in London with her mother for the season. Later in the story, they travel from London to Weymouth, on the south coast of England, a distance of about 130 miles. What were their travelling choices for making that journey in the summer of 1789 and how long would it have taken?
|Travelling chariot at National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court|
|Postilion landau at National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court|
|Model of stage coach at National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court|
|Royal Mail coach at Red House Stables Carriage Museum|
National Trust Carriage Museum at Arlington Court
Red House Stable Working Carriage Museum
The Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle (1789-1801)
The Postal Heritage website – www.postalheritage.org.uk
Rachel Knowles is the author of the Regency History blog. A Perfect Match is available as a paperback and an ebook on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
This post copyright © Rachel Knowles, 2015.