Jeffery Farnol (10 February 1878 – 9 August 1952) was a British writer since 1907 until his death, known for his over 40 romance novels, some formulaic and set in the Georgian Era or English Regency period, and swashbucklers, he with Georgette Heyer founded the Regency romantic genre.
John Jeffery Farnol was born in Aston, Birmingham, England, UK, son of Kate Jeffery and Henry John Farnol, a factory-employed brass-founded. The marriage had three more children, two boys and a girl. He was brought up in London and Kent. He attended the Westminster School of Art, after he had lost his job in a Birmingham metal-working firm.
In 1900, he married Blanche Wilhelmina Victoria Hawley (1883-1955),