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Jane Austen's Life and Times

1817 Winter Fashions

What were Jane and her characters wearing to keep warm and stay fashionable 200 years ago? See photos of and learn about the fashions that Emma Woodhouse and Anne Elliot might have worn!

Who was William Cowper? Why did Jane Austen like him so much? And how do you pronouce his name?

Here is a look at Jane's connection to her favorite poet.


What did Easter in Jane Austen's time look like? Here is a look at a typical Easter Sunday for the Austens and how they celebrated.

Find out what really happened – was it a simple flirtation or did they plan to elope? Here is a look at their romance in their own words.

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