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Ball

During the Regency, ladies were in charge of Polite Society. One of their prerogatives was to host entertainments. The only exceptions I can think of are a commander such as Wellington (Wellesley) during the war and the Prince Regent. Other gentlemen were required to have a reputable female act as hostess for a ball, theater party, dinner or any other entertainment that ladies and gentlemen attended. Those of you who read Georgette Heyer will remember in Frederica that the Marquis of Alverstoke had to convince his sister to host the ball he wanted to hold. In the same vein, it is always Lady So and So’s ball or dinner party etc., Never Lord So and So’s.

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