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Chawton Church, Illustration, Memoirs of Jane Austen, by Edward Austen Leigh

Chawton Church, Illustration, Memoirs of Jane Austen, by Edward Austen Leigh

Jane Austen's House Museum. Chawton, England. jane-austen

Jane Austen’s House Museum was the Hampshire home of Jane Austen for the last 8 years of her life.

Here lived Jane Austen. #4 Sydney Place, Bath

like me, she too hated Bath (not that you would know - they leave that bit out of the Jane Austen Bath Tour.

Jane Austen's writing table

~~Jane Austen's writing table~~ Jane Austen's House Museum, the century house in Chawton, England, where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life.

"Tea was so valuable in Jane’s era that it was kept in a locked 'tea caddy' like this one, and Jane was the keeper of the key. ... A small brass or silver scoop called a tea ladle was used to measure out the tea leaves. In 1808, Jane Austen recorded her mother’s purchase of 'a silver tea ladle' and '6 whole teaspoons which makes our sideboard border on the magnificent.'" - Syrie James http://austenauthors.net/jane-austens-house-museum-my-visit-in-pictures

"Tea was so valuable in Jane’s era that it was kept in a locked 'tea caddy' like this one, and Jane was the keeper of the key. ... A small brass or silver scoop called a tea ladle was used to measure out the tea leaves. In 1808, Jane Austen recorded her mother’s purchase of 'a silver tea ladle' and '6 whole teaspoons which makes our sideboard border on the magnificent.'" - Syrie James http://austenauthors.net/jane-austens-house-museum-my-visit-in-pictures

Truly a water closet, Jane Austen's home, Chawton

Truly a water closet, Jane Austen's home, Chawton. A closet? Happy thought indeed.

Pride and Prejudice - pride-and-prejudice-2005 Photo

Mrs Bennet married for money and according to social standing, leading to disagreements and differences with her husband, Mr.

The most famous piece is a topaz cross, now on a necklace with a cross of Cassandra’s, both of them gifts from their seafaring brother Charles who purchased them in 1801 with prize money he received for the capture of a French ship during the Napoleonic Wars. The crosses are on display along with some of Jane’s and Cassandra’s other jewels at the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire.

The necklace below is on display at the Jane Austen Museum. The topaz cross on the right belonged to Jane, the cross on the left to Cassandra.

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