The Regency Academe

Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Class

The Battle That Reshaped Europe: Before, During, and After the British Victory at Waterloo 1815 with Victoria Hinshaw
Class dates: October 30 – November 20, 2014
Cost: $25 non-member, $15 BM member
To Register:

The Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 ended the Napoleonic Wars and ushered in nearly one hundred years of relative stability in Europe. This six-session course will cover the rise of Napoleon, Britain 1789-1809, the Peninsular War, the first defeat of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna, the Hundred Days, the final battle in which Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington faced each other for the first and only time, and the aftermath of the settlements. Victoria Hinshaw will include her pictures from a 2010 visit to the battlefield in Belgium for the reenactment marking the 195th anniversary of this decisive event as well as a host of historical representations of the period.

Week one: Napoleon and the events leading up to the Peninsular War; George III’s Brtiain

Week two: Napoleon’s Europe; Trafalgar; The Peninsular War; The Duke of Wellington

Week three: Napoleon’s first abdication; The Congress of Vienna, Napoleon’s Hundred Days; the War of 1812 with the US

Week four: The Waterloo Battle Itself

Week five: The Battle’s Aftermath: Europe and the British Empire

Week six: Final Week: 200 years after Waterloo: the coming celebrations, additional sidelights, and a list of memoirs; wrap up discussions


Victoria Hinshaw is an award-winning author of a dozen novels and novellas, a dedicated fan of Jane Austen, and frequent speaker on Austen, The Regency, and English Country Houses.

She is an avid researcher of Georgian and Victorian British history, a frequent traveler to Great Britain and the continent, and an eager, if amateur, photographer.

She wrote eight novels and three novellas first published by Kensington Zebra between 2002 and 2005, most soon to be available on Kindle. Her only non-regency is a family saga, the story of a fictional Milwaukee brewing dynasty set in 1870-1920, BirthRights: A Dangerous Brew. It was co-written with Reva Shovers under the pen name Summit Wahl, first published in 1983 by Pocket books, and now available from Kindle.


Upcoming Classes:

Regency Weapons with Rhonda Beardsley
January 5 – January 23


Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

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In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
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What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

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