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Landed families were careful to protect their estates through a system of primogeniture and entail whereby the house and lands were bequeathed to the eldest son or next male heir and he was prevented from selling any part of the estate during his lifetime. Many upper-class families considered it their duty to enlarge the family estate with each new generation often through marriage to the heir or heiress of a neighbouring property and encouraged interaction between the sons and daughters of local landowners.
In Lady of Quality Lord and Lady Iverley had long held hopes of a match between their son Ninian and Lucilla, the daughter of an old friend and heiress to the neighbouring estate.
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The private land immediately surrounding the house known as the demesne was often laid out with formal garden beds, topiary hedges, rose gardens, rolling lawns and magnificent stands of trees. Many houses had a ha-ha on the edge of the manorial lawn to divide the garden from the surrounding parkland.
This was a ditch or escarpment, designed to be invisible from the house, with a vertical wall on the inner side and a shallow slope on the park side designed to keep out wandering livestock. In addition to the ornamental garden, a country estate also had a well-stocked kitchen garden that supplied the main house with most of the fruit, vegetables and herbs necessary for its day-to-day running.
A very wealthy estate often had a whole series of rectangular walled gardens linked by lockable wooden doors as well as several succession houses which could produce such desirable fruits as melons, grapes, peaches and nectarines, and exotic blooms, such as orchids and carnations. Succession houses enabled gardeners to cultivate a range of fruit and ornamental trees and plants by bringing them on in stages and re-potting or re-bedding them in protected conditions.
A few of the great houses also had a pinery for growing pineapples and during the Regency these exotic fruits were highly prized.
It was considered a great honour to receive one of the coveted fruits from a noble friend or relative.
Lord Charlbury in The Grand Sophy had some of the finest succession houses in the country and the Ombersley family were grateful for his gift of grapes and honoured by the promise of the first ripe pineapple from his famous pinery. Sometimes houses were a mix of architectural styles, the result of several centuries of additions. Staplewood in Cousin Kate had been home to succeeding generations of the Broome family from the time of James I and the ensuing two centuries had seen each new heir enlarge or embellish the original manor house with its Great Hall and Grand Stairway.
Magnificent from the outside, the interiors were frequently designed for breathtaking beauty as well as habitation and housed many priceless works of art including sculptures, paintings by the great masters, weapons and armoury, tapestries, rugs and furniture. Life in the country tended to be lived at a slower pace than life in London and, for the upper classes, the months spent on the family estate could be either a wonderful escape from the demands of city living or a period of intense boredom to be endured until the return to the metropolis.
Houses were generally large with spacious rooms, high ceilings and large fireplaces in the main hall and living rooms.
Most great houses had several wings, at least one of which was reserved for the family. The rest of the house usually comprised a main entrance hall, drawingroom, dining room, breakfast room and library on the ground floor, with the bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms upstairs. Many houses had a grand ballroom and, increasingly during the Regency, a billiard room.
Richmond Darracott in The Unknown Ajax preferred to challenge his sporting cousin Vincent to a game of billiards rather than spend the evening playing cards with his mother and grandfather in the long drawing-room.
The master of the house usually had a study and his wife had a small sitting room or boudoir next to her bedroom. Conservatories were also popular during the period and were generally built on the south side of the house to catch the sun. Many aristocratic 42 Jennifer Kloester houses had their own private chapel, either in the house or as a separate building.
With a large contingent of servants to ensure there was always plenty of good food, cosy fires, pleasant rooms and personal service, the country house was ideal for playing host to large numbers of guests. For several months of the year the family and their guests spent their days enjoying or enduring the rituals of country living. For women this usually meant taking pleasure in the garden or going for a walk, ride or drive in the countryside or parkland belonging to the estate.
If they preferred being indoors, or if the weather was inclement, they could read, write, embroider, paint or indulge their musical tastes on the pianoforte or harp. Men had a wider range of activities available to them and could spend entire days out of doors with their dogs tracking game, shooting or fishing, with fox-hunting in the winter.
Land was a precious and jealously guarded commodity and a son and heir who exploited his estate for his sole benefit instead of maximising its productivity for the benefit of his family, his tenantry and the wider community , or who lost any part of his holdings through waste, mismanagement or profligate behaviour, was often looked down upon or even despised by the ton.
Even for those landowners, such as Stacy Calverleigh in Black Sheep, who took no direct interest in their estates—leaving their management to an agent or bailiff—the idea of having to sell part of their land to fund debt was abhorrent.
Some members of the aristocracy took an active interest in the management of their estates, ensuring that the land was worked effectively, tenants cared for and improvements made.
In A Civil Contract, Adam Deveril was keenly interested in agriculture and making the most of his acres. To some it did not matter whether the income from their land came from the rents paid by tenant farmers, mining leases and the royalties paid on the coal, iron, tin or other metals dug from their land, from building leases or from the money paid to cut a canal through their estate.
While the Regency lasted, land still equated to wealth, to power and to status and as such it remained an essential part of upper-class Regency life.
Etiquette and protocols were often a mass of contradictions both within and between the classes. A man could marry for love or convenience or money or power, but he was not bound to be faithful.
Discretion was hoped for, even expected, but if he failed in its delivery a man could still be accepted into the heart of the ton. Given the nature and indulgences of the Prince Regent himself, this was not surprising. Although often well intentioned and with an eye for beauty and a love of the arts, the Prince Regent and his royal brothers in particular the Dukes of Clarence, Cumberland and York seemed to lead the way in almost every area of vice.
In his daily life the Regency man enjoyed a much wider range of entertainments than his female counterpart. In elite social circles a man was expected to be elegant in both dress and manner when in public and to pay due deference to women and his social superiors.
In public a man was expected to adhere to the modes and manners of polite society in which, for example, open shows of affection were considered inappropriate and a kiss between a man and a woman denoted an intention to marry— assuming they were of the same class. In general, the lower classes were expected to understand this sort of behaviour as the way of the Quality and accept that no serious relationship could be expected to result from it.
In The Well-bred men were often seen enjoying the company of loose women, or Cyprians, in the foyer of Covent Garden. Paradoxically, upper-class society perceived his sin not in having fathered an illegitimate infant or having multiple affairs but in his not providing for the child. The upper class, despite its insistent demands for propriety, was extraordinarily inconsistent in its responses to the excesses of behaviour by the ton.
If he were an eldest son and the heir to an estate he was expected to marry before he was too old to father a son to carry on the family name.
A married man was expected to support his wife and children materially and be discreet in managing his extramarital affairs or in keeping a mistress. A formal education was considered essential for the upper-class man and he began learning his letters at an early age. At five or six he usually entered the home schoolroom where he was taught by a governess, or a tutor if he had no sisters.
There were happy moments, however, and many pupils greatly enjoyed the freedoms that life away from home offered and engaged in all manner of pranks and activities both inside and outside the school grounds. University was considered important, not so much for its academic opportunities serious study was an option rather than a requirement but for the social life and the friends and contacts which could be made there.
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Children of both sexes participated in physical games with friends or siblings, but young women were expected to become less boisterous as they approached adolescence and confine their main physical activities to walking or riding. Great Estates and Country Living Although many wealthy families came to London for the Season, most spent a large part of the year at their homes in the country. While Hamlet pretended to be mad in order to avenge his father, Venetia decides that Damerel resolved to act the part of a rake in order to mask his crushed feelings after the abandonment of his ladylove.
In The Quiet Gentleman, the first wife of the sixth Earl of St Erth had her name obliterated from the family records after she ran away with a well-known libertine.