Jane Austen Record Breaker

JANE AUSTEN RECORD BREAKER

Recently, hundreds of Jane Austen devotees descended upon the British city of Bath to celebrate the author’s work at the annual Jane Austen Festival—and they set a Guinness World Record in the process. 550 Austenites dressed up in full Regency garb, which Guinness subsequently certified as the largest gathering of people dressed in that type of costume.

British fans of Austen apparently felt the need to reclaim the mark they set for the same record back in 2009, after it was temporarily stolen by Americans at—you guessed it—a stateside Jane Austen festival.

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