Questions tagged [historical-romance]

For questions about the historical romance genre as a whole. Historical romance novels have a plot that is set in the past, and this broad definition makes the genre's definition rather vague. Do not use this tag for questions about specific historical romance novels (instead, use tags for the novel and author), or for genre-classification questions (which are off-topic).

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What does violence have to do with a 'bodice ripper' romance novel?

I'd really like to know what violence has to do with your typical bodice ripper romance novel. I've found either this term in some definitions, and others which hint at something like it, such as ...
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Why is a special license needed to get married?

In a lot of historical romance novels (specifically those set in Regency England), people decide to get married very suddenly a lot of the time. You see this a lot in the marriage of convenience trope,...
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Why is the painful deflowering of a virgin motif in romance novels so common?

While experiencing pain during the first sexual encounter is a common concern among women, I have read that a woman's first sexual encounter is actually not painful at all, if she is experiencing ...