The Regency Academe


Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Classes:

June Class

Mind of a Gentlemen
Class dates: May 30th – June 10th, 2016
Cost: $15 non-member, $7 BM member
To Register:

The Mind of the Regency Gentleman

What was the male point of view concerning life, love and their proper roles in Regency Society?

What were they thinking?

This class will explore the male psyche among the British ruling classes, nobility, and gentry, during the Regency. The focus will be on how society molded the male point-of-view and their expectations and relationships between men and women:

  • Not just what clothes they wore, but the reasons for their choices.
  • Not just their values, but the roots and expression of those values.

The topics covered will include:

  • Roles of the Sexes: Men’s and Women’s roles as seen by British the gentlemen—taught, experienced and enforced.
  • Men’s understanding of and attitudes towards friendship, intimacy, romance and sex.
  • The Gentleman’s views on Marriage, family and social groups among the land-owning gentry and nobility.
  • Their views on reputation, work, entertainment, money and wealth.
  • Expectations and responsibilities placed on them concerning class, honor, family, and society.
  • The societal changes and challenges thrust on them by twenty years of revolution and war.

Dr. Warren Farrell’s 1986 book, Why Men Are the Way They Are is used as a template for the sociological and cultural exploration of The Mind of the Regency Gentleman.

BILL HAGGART has taught for thirty-five years, first high school and then for school districts, universities and businesses. He is the author of educational books and the creator of the Kaleidoscope Profile, a popular learning styles inventory. He has presented workshops and keynotes nation-wide and in Canada to over 600 schools, dozens of State Departments of Education, Educational Laboratories, foundations, parent-teacher organizations and numerous businesses. He has presented to several writing groups including the Sacramento Valley Rose and a number of workshops on Regency topics for the Beau Monde Conferences. He was voted “Favorite Workshop Presenter” for 2010 and 2015.

Bill has been writing Romance fiction since 1998. He’s been a member of the RWA, Sacramento Valley Rose and Beau Monde for nearly as long. In the past several years, Bill has placed in more than two dozen writing contests. The most recent were a first in the “Fool for Love” contest ‘time-travel’, a second in the Royal Ascot and his heroine was awarded the “Unsinkable Heroine” in the Molly.

He has been married to an outstanding teacher [a beautiful and wise woman] for last 44 years, has two great sons, an aero-space engineer and a marketing specialist with his own company, one terrific daughter-in-law. They have just recently welcomed their first grandchild, “Tessa” to the fold—and two kittens, “Beau” and “Belle”.

Upcoming Classes in 2016:

Regency Theatre with Margaret Evans Porter


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.

Would you like to be a Beau Monde Academe instructor?

For information about becoming a presenter or submitting a workshop proposal, contact Nancy Mayer at



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?
Contact Nancy at to request assistance.

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.

Need Help?
Contact Nancy Mayer at

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