1. Do we know anything from Jane Austen's letters about what her politics might have been? I know that it was considered rude to speak of politics in mixed company and it was generally seen as something women didn't involve themselves in...but I know from reading Sense and Sensibility that she does know about the finer points of politics at the time and I'm sure she had an opinion.
2. And now for a turn into the completely shallow and vulgar! How much do we really know about Thomas LeFroy? Did Jane Austen die a virgin? I can't help but feel a little sad at the prospect.