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Author: Catherine Price

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Jane Austen is one of my all-time favourite authors and I love the Georgian Period in British History, so I've decided to share my passion with you all and talk to you about different subjects surrounding Jane Austen. The episodes will be weekly (hopefully, I have a health issue so it might not always be exact) and they will break down into a few different categories:A History of England by a Partial, Prejudiced and Ignorant Historian. (General Georgian\Regency history)A. Lady (Jane's Life)There is No Enjoyment Like Reading (Jane's Novels)News Flash (Jane in the news and popular discussions)The Reel Jane Austen (Jane's books on film)This podcast is just a bit of fun to give me a nice project to work on, so I hope you enjoy it. Your faithful servant, The Author
102 Episodes
The next major historical event on our Addicted Austenite list is Edward Jenner and his Smallpox vaccine. 
This episode explores the historical importance of Mary Wollstonecraft's writing and publishing A Vindication on the Rights of Woman and the parallels we can see in Jane Austen's own writing. 
This long-overdue episode is about the industrial revolution of the late 17- early 1800s and where we see it in Jane's novels.
Une Autre Révolution

Une Autre Révolution


This episode looks at the French Revolution and how it affected Jane's family.
Diving further into the historical context of Jane's novels, this episode looks at the Australian Penal Colony set up in 1788.
Continuing important historical events in Jane's life, this episode looks at the voyages of Captain Cook and the 'mysterious' way he died.
Starting off our run of important historical events during Jane's lifetime this episode looks at the American Revolution and War of Independence, the latter of which started the year Jane was born. Here is the link to the myths article I mention in the episode if you're curious (I do love a good bit of myth busting):
This episode looks at whether or not Jane Austen knew some sign language, and what kind of sign language it might have been. 
This episode looks at the discussion of slavery in Mansfield Park and how much we're able to glean from it about Jane's own feelings about slavery and race issues.
This episode looks at how POC are remembered in British history, or more accurately, why they haven't been. This does cover the topic of slavery. 
This episode is a look at the Hallmark Christmas film Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe. 
This episode looks at all of the mentions of Christmas in Jane Austen's writing and the patterns that we can see. 
We've finally come to the end of this ITV series based on Jane Austen's Sanditon. How does it fare as an Austen Adaptation? 
This is a review of episode seven of ITV's Sanditon. Things are falling apart for Edward Denham and three's company at the Regatta.
In this episode Charlotte goes to London, Sidney gets redeemed, and things get a bit (a lot) steamy with the Denhams. 
This episode talks about the 5th instalment of Sanditon, particularly that cricket match. 
This is a review of the fourth episode of the ITV series Sanditon where we talk satisfying mid-point changes.
A review of the third episode of ITV's Sanditon after I've just watched it. 
This episode explores the second episode of ITV's Sanditon drama. 
This is the first episode of our look at Sanditon where I review the first episode of the new ITV series. 
Comments (2)


I'm still listening and still enjoying this podcast. Thank you Catherine for writing these, I hoping there are many more to come. I've caught up now and having to wait for the next episode. I'd really like to hear what other people think of it.

Apr 28th


I've been a fan of Jane Austen for over 40 years and I'm really enjoying this podcast. I've listened to the first 5 episodes and am looking forward to listening to the others. I would highly recommend this podcast.

Apr 4th
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