Okay Austen-philes, now that the 2012 JASNA (that’s the Jane Austen Society of America to the uninitiated) is through and your lives have returned to some semblance of normalcy, here’s your chance to test your knowledge of Jane Austen and her times.
Allowing for variant spellings, the real-world occupants at Baddesley Clinton share with Austen’s protagonists in Sense and Sensibility so prominent a name (first and last) that it remains emblazoned upon the stained-glass windows of their medieval manor. What is this shared name?
We’ll send a copy of Janine Barchas’s Matters of Fact in Jane Austen to the first two people to correctly answer this question in comments to this post.
(Hint: Savvy readers might pick up on the answer simply by reading Professor Barchas’s recent post to our blog. A close look at the illustrations in her book also gives away the answer.)
Have at it!