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‘He has wasted all the affections of my poor heart’: Jane Welsh Carlyle and George Rennie MP

Two years ago our Valentine’s Day blog featured the youthful romance between Jane Austen and Thomas Lefroy. Austen had died long before Lefroy entered the House of Commons in 1830 as MP for Dublin University. In today’s blog, we look … Continue reading

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A youthful romance: Tom Lefroy MP and Jane Austen

Last month marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which makes the subject of our Valentine’s Day blog all the more appropriate. One of the more memorable romantic tales involving MPs who sat in the Victorian Commons is … Continue reading

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