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John Church Dempsey (1802-1877), artist

John Church Dempsey found his way on to my radar as we have previously looked at a couple of his paintings, ‘Black Charley‘ and ‘Jemmy, The Rockman‘ and so, I wanted to find out a little more about his life. John was baptised in...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 Apr 2020

Rutland’s Rebellion: Defending Local Governance during the Revolution

Typically, countries at war do not detain enemy prisoners in the backyards of their citizens. During the Revolutionary War Britain’s soon-to-be independent North American... The post Rutland’s Rebellion: Defending Local Governance during the...

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 14 Feb 2020

The 1619 Project and the Work of the Historian

Joseph M. Adelman explores how the craft of historical research can help us understand the interpretive debates about the 1619 Project and the American Revolution.
From: The Junto on 23 Jan 2020

THE BRIDGWATER CORPORATION PEW c. 16

We thank Susan Orlik for this guest post on the Bridgwater Corporation Pew: If you had been sitting in the congregation on a Sunday in the early seventeenth century in St Mary’s church, in the centre of Bridgwater, Somerset, your line of sight...
From: Middling Culture on 3 Sep 2019

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jul 2019

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 24 Oct 2018

Slavery and Cartwright’s Case before Somerset

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 10 October 2018. The case of James Somerset in 1772 is one of the most celebrated episodes in the history of English law. Despite the uncertainties about what, precisely, Justice Mansfield said, his decision in Somerset...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 10 Oct 2018

Third time lucky for the actress, Ann Street Barry (1733-1801)

Ann Street was born April 8th, 1733, the daughter of James Street, an eminent apothecary of Bath. Her brother William later became the mayor of Bath.  On March 17th, 1754 at Bedminster, Somerset Ann married the actor, William Dancer who, by all accounts...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 May 2018

18th Century Bristol

Many people immediately think of places such as Bath, Harrogate and Cheltenham when thinking about iconic eighteenth-century towns and cities, but Bristol still retains much of its Georgian era heritage. Following a trip to the city recently we thought...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Apr 2018

Jon Pace & the Latest Prime Number

In case you missed it, the world has a new largest prime number called M77232917: 46733318335923109998833558556111552125132110281771449579858233859356792348052117720748431109974020884962136809003804931724836744251351914436524922028678749922492363963303861930595117077052285035601177963864405095412827410954851974327355101432575324997699380819164104077499060702708513178085443148271928792705157476005918250112242649390117752414702011221138818024635712038525697103118086148961889258406775097681495456790744215...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Feb 2018

Richard Wroughton (1749-1822): Actor

In a previous blog post ‘Miss Jenny Davis as a bride’ we briefly mentioned Richard Wroughton, so thought we would take a closer look at him to see if we could find out anything more about his life. Richard Wroughton as Barnwell. courtesy of...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Jan 2018

Extracts of Letters from Boston?

On 29 Dec 1774, Rivington’s New-York Gazetteer ran the following items:Extract of a letter from Boston.“Every thing is at present quiet here, and the governor takes all possible precautions to keep things so. The people are continually tampering...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Dec 2017

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 8 Dec 2017

Torricelli on Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 6 Jan 2017

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
1679 Auchinleck parish Ayrshire Balmaclellan parish Balmaghie parish Banishment Barony parish Barr parish Bathgate parish Berwickshire Bo'ness parish Borders Borgue parish Bothwell parish Bowden parish British History Calder parish Cambusnethan parish Carmichael parish Carnwath parish Carrick Carstairs parish Castletown parish Cavers parish Ceres parish Closeburn parish Colmonell parish Covenanter Sites Covenanters Craigie parish Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) Cumnock parish Dailly parish Dalmellington parish Dalry parish Dreghorn parish Drummond parish Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire East Calder parish Eastwood parish Edinburghshire Evandale parish Falkirk parish Fenwick parish Fife Galashiels parish Galloway Galston parish Gargunnock parish Girthon parish Girvan parish Glasgow Glassford parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Govan parish Haddingtonshire History Hobkirk parish Irongray parish Kelso parish Kelton parish Kilbride parish Kilconquhar parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kippen parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkliston parish Kirkmabreck parish Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkoswald parish Lanarkshire Larbert & Dunipace parish Largo parish Leith Lesmahagow parish Linlithgow parish Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Lochrutton parish Loudoun parish Mauchline parish Maybole parish Melrose parish Merse Mid Calder parish Muiravonside parish Muirkirk parish Neilston parish New Monkland parish Nithsdale Ochiltree parish Old Monkland parish Orkney Orwell parish Paisley parish Penninghame parish Perthshire Renfrewshire Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Shipwrecks Shotts parish Sorn parish Southdean parish St Ninians parish Stewarton parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Straiton parish Strathmiglo parish Temple parish Torphichen parish West Calder parish Wigtownshire
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

On Parochialism

On Tuesday, William Hague said something that really hit a nerve. After giving a speech on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ side (don’t worry, this isn’t a post about that!), he told the BBC that Eurosceptics should raise our eyes...
From: wartsandbrawls on 10 Jun 2016

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 8 Jan 2016

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Today Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 14 Jan 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
1685 Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Hume of Linthill Andrew Plumber of Middlestead Annandale Archibald Cockburn of Langtoun Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Archibald Stuart of Blackhall Ayrshire Berwickshire Borders Captain John Dalziel Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain William Cleland Carrick Charles Hume of Aytoun Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet James Innes Cornet James Naismith Cornet John Baillie Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee David Dunbar of Baldoon David Graham David Murray of Stanhope Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire earl of Annandale earl of Carnwath earl of Glencairn earl of Home earl of Mar Early modern history Eskdale Francis Scott of Thirlstane Galloway Glenkens Godfrey McCulloch of Mireton Henry McDougal of Mackerston His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Hugh Cathcart of Carleton Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss James Cockburn of that Ilk James Cranston Lord Cranston James Geddes of Kirkhurd James II James Johnstone of Westerhall James Lundy of Strathairly James Murray younger of Deuchar John Graham of Claverhouse John Graham of Dougalston John Houston younger of that ilk John Johnston (Glasgow) John Riddell of Haining John Schaw younger of Greenock John Somerville of Spittel Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Thomas Winram Lord Bargany Lord Cochrane Lord Ross Major George Arnot Mar's Regiment of Foot Merse Nithsdale Peeblesshire Renfrewshire Richard Murray of Spittlehaugh Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Hunter (Ayr) Robert Kerr Lord Jedburgh Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Pringle of Stitchel Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony Stirlingshire Teviotdale Thomas Kilpatrick of Closeburn Thomas Scott of Whiteslaid Tweeddale Wigtownshire William Blair of that ilk William Douglas of Cavers William Elliot of Stobs William Hamilton of Barncluith William Hamilton of Orbiston William Horseburgh of that Ilk William Ker of Chatto William Ker of Greenhead William Stirling (Glasgow) William Wallace of Craigie ‘-------’ Hume of Nineholes
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

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