"Of arts, literature, fashion, personalities, inventions, learning, the domestic arts, and matters military and political" says the front page of this site. If you are planning to visit England, or if you want to know about the paintings of Constable, or the invention of the bicycle, or the history of tea, here's a good place to look. When the site doesn't cover things itself, it provides links to places on the web where Regency information is housed.
This site focuses on both the grand events, such as a description of the major battles against Napoleon, and also on the intimate details of individual lives, and even descriptions of Regency-era roses. The site has a variety of information in the following categories: personalities, military, voices (diarists), regency life, postal history and industrial advances.
This is not strictly a Regency site, but it contains excellent information on the British Peerage, including the rankings of the peers, forms of address, and details on the real people who have held some titles.
This site can help you make your very own Regency-style dress as well as give you an excellent background in the costumes of this time. In addition to background information, this site has links to places where you can find real costumes and period fabrics. The links here are wonderful.
A listing with pictures of Elizabeth's costumes from the 1995 BBC/A&E production of Pride and Prejudice.
Get your own custom-made regency gown! They also sell patterns for accomplished Janeites to make one themselves. They hold an annual Jane Austen Festival in Australia that includes a Regency Ball where you can show off your bonnets, gowns, and Regency dance skills.
Military and War
A scholarly site hosted by the War Times Journal. This site has an archives of actual documents of the Napoleonic wars-including many of the Duke of Wellington's and Napoleon's dispatches and letters from Admiral Lord Nelson. The site also has original articles and nice lists of books and links for further research.
"An electronic magazine dedicated to Napoleon and his times." While Jane Austen was writing, Napoleon was conquering much of Europe, and the British mobilized to push him back. The Napoleon Series is an award winning site sponsored by the International Napoleonic Society.
While there are scores of Napoleon-inspired websites, few focus on the man who defeated the emperor at Waterloo and, in fact, never lost a battle to the French army. This site provides biographical information on the Duke of Wellington, some information on his battles, museums, and some links to other sites.
This site is a great resource for Royal Navy information, from food to fighting. The society says of itself: "to carefully research and re-enact the exciting times around the year 1805 when Britain was threatened by Bonaparte and only the Royal Navy could prevent invasion from across the Channel. This was the year when Britain's greatest hero, Nelson, sailed off to his fatal encounter at Trafalgar."