I recently found an interesting blog, in a roundabout way, through Twitter. It’s all about the life, times, and books of Jane Austen, whose works I adore.

The blog in question, Austenonly, recently featured a series of posts on livery and, among other things, how the colors were derived from each family’s coat of arms.

For a look at this fascinating subject — and some information on the subject as it relates to Jane Austen’s own family and her books — follow the links for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5 of the series.

For an interesting discussion of a Landaulette mentioned in Austen’s novel Persuasion, click here.