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One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

18 April 2019

Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. These sweet, spiced buns were also popular throughout the Georgian era, known both as cross buns as well as hot cross buns,...

More 18th-century career choices

16 April 2019

Following on from our previous articles about career choices in the eighteenth-century, from 1761, we have some more to share with you, so, here goes. Barber-Surgeon’s Shop; unknown...

Mary Ramsay: female impostor

11 April 2019

In our latest book, All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth-Century, we recount the adventures of Sarah Wilson, aka Lady Wilbrahammon… amongst other aliases! Sarah...

Eighteenth-century bathing machines

9 April 2019

During the eighteenth and into the nineteenth-century it became fashionable and beneficial to enjoy the pleasures of swimming in the sea so, in order to preserve modesty, bathing machines...