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Anne Leighton

8 March 2019

Good Gentlewoman To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 I am revisiting the story of one of my favourite St John ladies, Anne Leighton. Anne Leighton grew up during the...

Katharine Pleydell Bouverie – A Simple Potter

28 January 2019

  Katharine Pleydell Bouverie Today Katharine Pleydell Bouverie’s work comes with an expensive price tag, which would probably astonish the potter. Katharine described herself...

The Favourite

20 January 2019

Have you seen The Favourite, the story of Queen Anne, her long-time favourite Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and the contender for that position, Abigail Hill? The story is layered with...

A Treasure Trove of Family Wills

17 September 2018

Sometimes the handwriting is almost illegible, the archaic language difficult to interpret, but I do love grappling with a last Will and Testament. I recently came across a treasure...