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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Countess of Jersey

Ozias Humphrey-Sarah Villiers
Lady Jersey appears in Honor, my most recent Regency romance.* In the story, the hero goes to her—as she is a leader of fashionable Society—for help in regard to his wife's reputation. He receives Sally's promise but he's not naive enough to believe she'll do anything other than what's most beneficial—or entertaining—to herself.

Sarah Villiers (Sally), Countess of Jersey is often, incorrectly, called Lady Sally Jersey in Regency least in the romances. Why this is, I'm not sure but it's a rather prevalent practice. She would have been called Lady Jersey; those closest to her might have called her Sally.

She was a leader of the Regency ton and one of the patronesses of Almack's, and often called "Silence" in fiction because she was anything but. Whether or not this is fact, I've not discovered. I used it in Honor, mostly because I think it's a funny irony, whether it's a true one or not.

As is the case with any Regency tidbit I post, please feel free to correct me where I've erred. Nobody's perfect, after all. :O)

*Honor is available from TreasureLine Books & Publishing or Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book. For more info on Lady Jersey, step on over to Wikipedia

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