Of varying and beautiful country, Shropshire in the West Midlands would have been an excellent setting for Captain Wentworth's meditations on his own folly.
Landaulette carriages were a kind of Regency sports coupe. Compact and stylish, they held half the capacity of a barouche landau (seen here in the photo).
Anne Wentworth would have been able to travel in style (much to the envy of her younger sister Mary). Her rights as older sister, and owner of a fashionable vehicle, would have, in a less steady young woman, been heady indeed, but Anne is made of more intelligent stuff.
There was another installment of the Napoleonic Wars in her future. Battle broke out once again between the English (part of the Seventh Coalition) and the French in 1815. Of course, Napoleon then met his political end at the Battle of Waterloo.
As it was the army, however, and not the navy most at risk, Anne Elliot's fears would have been somewhat lessened.