Cheryl Butler has degrees in history and drama from Southampton and Winchester Universities and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Winchester and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She is on the editorial board of the Hampshire Papers and Southampton Records Society and is a trustee at the Hampshire Archives Trust. She is the author of several academic and general histories, including Jane Austen & Southampton Spa.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.