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Animals in Jane Austen’s Novels

Inquiring readers, I recently wrote a post about the important but largely unseen parts servants played in Jane Austen’s novels. As I looked into the topic, animals were also mentioned. So much information exists that I decided to write about their...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 Jul 2021

April 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All gentlemen passengers, [who are] inclined to favour him with their custom[, will] meet with good usage, from their humb[le ser]vant.” From the early spring through...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2021

August 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The FLYING MACHINE.” Partners John Barnhill and John Mercereau took different approaches to adverting their stage wagon service between New York and Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2020

Carts, Ships, and Trains: Abusing the Deodand

Posted by Sara M. Butler, 29 May 2020. On 28 Nov. 1313, chancery issued a royal mandate to the bishop of Ely requesting that he deliver a sum of £50 sterling to Nicholas du Vual, a merchant from Caen. The mandate was responding to a complaint lodged...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 29 May 2020

Life aboard a Prison Ship

Many of the men who were taken prisoner during and after the 1745 Rebellion were held in prison ships. After Culloden ships could be seen in the Moray Firth, with no room in the town to house all the captives the ships were a floating prison. Even before...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 22 Feb 2020

The Real-Life Aeronauts

By Jason Pearl Flight was invented not by the Wright brothers in the early twentieth century but by the Montgolfiers, also brothers, in the late eighteenth. Over a hundred years of ballooning—for show, for fun, for war, for science—precede...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Dec 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (June 30, 1769). “A neat BOAT, suitable for the reception of passengers.” Readers encountered four advertisements for transportation via “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2019

Order authorizing payment to Jonathan Forward….

Manuscript signed by the Prime Minister, Robert Walpole ordering George Earl of Halifax to arrange payment to the merchant Jonathan Forward, for transporting 66 convicts from Newgate Jail to His Majesties plantations in America aboard the ship Anne, Captain...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Dec 2018

Cave Dwellers of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Known as the ‘rock houses’ they are a well-known feature of the town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands and only a few miles away from Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron. A View in Newstead Park, belonging to the Rt. Hon. Lord...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Nov 2018

Execution Delayed: Some Scottish Examples

By Cassie Watson; posted 23 September 2018. Crime historians are familiar with some of the more widely reported cases of delayed or failed executions that occurred in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In July 1798 Mary Nicholson, a...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 23 Sep 2018

The Arsenic Poisoner

Elizabeth Hinchcliff, aged 14, stood before the court at the Old Bailey, on September 19th, 1810, indicted, that, on August 16th, 1810 she administered a deadly poison, arsenic, with the intent of murdering her employer, Ann Parker, two children in her...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Feb 2018

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 23, 1768).“Three very compleat Stage-Boats, for the Carriage of GOODS and PASSENGERS.” In the late 1760s, Thomas Lindsey and Benjamin Lindsey...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2018

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (August 31, 1767).“Stage-Coach No. I. … SETS out on every Tuesday Morning.” Thomas Sabin operated “Stage-Coach No. 1” between Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2017

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 26, 1767).“Good horses and chairs, which he will hire out by the day.” Personal transportation was a major investment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2017

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 26, 1767).“TO BE SOLD A standing Top-Chaise … and a very neat Sulkey.” The advertisement featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2017

Charles Kinnaister: Executed for the Murder of Australian Aborigines (1838)

Broadly speaking, criminals fall into three types: heroes, buffoons, and brutes.[i] The categories are just as applicable to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they are today – ‘heroes’ would be men like Ronnie Biggs, the Great...

October 5

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-London Gazette (October 3, 1766).“A Passage Boat … is now Established between Long-Island and New-London.” A “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2016

Guest author : Naomi Clifford – The Story of Rebecca Hodges

Today we return from our summer break and are delighted to welcome back to ‘All Things Georgian’ one of our previous guest authors, Naomi Clifford, author of the true life Regency mystery, The Disappearance of Maria Glenn. Naomi is presently researching...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Sep 2016

August 23

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 23, 1766).“A most curious four wheeled Carriage, called the AETHERIAL VEHICLE.” Thomas Sabin provided transportation between Providence and Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2016

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