All about Almack’s Assembly Rooms during the Regency. Great post, very informative.
For the New Year I’m re-instating my Alphabet Post feature and I decided to go back and start with the letter “A.” That way I get two complete cycles per year. J
A is for Almack’s Assembly Rooms
If you read Regency romance novels, you most likely know about Almack’s Assembly Rooms, one of the most elite social clubs of the Regency period. It was the place to see and be seen, to bring your daughter in order to find a wealthy and socially correct husband for her, and possibly harder to gain entry to than Buckingham Palace.
Almack’s opened its doors in February 1765 as a ladies social club devoted to gambling. By the 1790s it had evolved into a mixed-sex social club where the elite of London society sought husbands for their daughters. Thus it became known as “the marriage mart.”
Gaining entry to this mecca of the…
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