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Jubilee Fair

“View of the Jubilee Fair in Hyde Park; in foreground to left a small stage erected with a band playing and jesters performing, a small crowd stands in front, a few tents in central foreground with signs such as “Duke of Wellington Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2019

Georgian era recipes for cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs

In our last blog, we looked at the Cheesecake House in Hyde Park where you could feast upon all manner of delicious cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs. Today, we thought we would share a few Georgian era recipes for these delicacies. One thing...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Sep 2018

The Cheesecake House in Hyde Park

Today we are going to take a look at a building which stood in Hyde Park, on the north side of the Serpentine next to the Ring (a circular track around which the nobility could drive in their carriages). It was known as the Cheesecake House, (among other...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Sep 2018

The Dipping and Drinking Wells at Hyde Park

In the early eighteenth-century, the Serpentine in Hyde Park was no large and ornamental lake, but rather a series of ponds described as consisting of dirty and stagnant water which were supplied by the Westbourne, a river which originated in the Hampstead...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Sep 2018

The Grand Jubilee of 1814

We will be taking our usual summer blog break until the end of August when we’ll be back with more Georgian stories for you, but in the meantime, we’ll leave you with this one. Monday, 1st August 1814 was both the anniversary of the Battle...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Jul 2018

The review in Hyde Park attended by the Allied Sovereigns, 20 June 1814

The Tsar of Russia, the King of Prussia and other European sovereigns landed at Dover on the 6th of June 1814 for a visit lasting just over two weeks to celebrate the Peace of Paris and the abdication of Napoléon Bonaparte, who had been exiled...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jun 2018

Film: Hyde Park Live Encore

Hyde Park by James Shirley, 9-11 June 2016. Directed by Mike Cordner with Ollie Jones. The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016. It was broadcast live to YouTube on Friday 10 June....
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

An early 19th Century Easter Miscellany

We herewith present an (admittedly) random selection of Easter snippets from the early 19th century newspapers; a true Easter miscellany.     On the 25th March, 1802, The Treaty of Amiens, which signalled peace between Great Britain and the...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Mar 2015

Dead Admirals Society, Part 4

Some new memorials today, in what will be the final post in this series for a few weeks – next week, I’ll return to other matters! *** In the summer, I gave a talk on Cornwall’s place in naval history as part of the Penzance Literary...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 3 Nov 2014

The Great Exhibition, 1851

Charles Clark was a great fan of innovation of any kind. He was highly excited by the Victorian fad for ballooning, writing several letters in which are detailed the visits of balloons to the Essex skies. He was delighted by the new railway and postal...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 8 Aug 2013

Hyde Park on the Hudson — quirky mode costume drama

George V pushing Roosevelt’s wheelchair into the library where they can talk freely Same night, Daisy smoking freely by small cottage on the grounds of Hyde Park Dear friends and readers, Until I read the reviews which came out around the time...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Jul 2013

A race against time

Eighteenth-century people liked a good wager, and bets often involved races. This led to some interesting problems in a few cases, related to the difficulty of regulating time. A race between horses, or men, from a starting point to a finishing line could...
From: Kirby and his world on 29 Apr 2013

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