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Online Archives Unlocked: What’s in it for Crime Historians?

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 June 2020. At a time when none of us can go to any archive, I decided to investigate the online contents of collections made temporarily available to university staff and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. I also purchased...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Jun 2020

Revisiting Diana Luft’s Treating the Stone in Sixteenth-Century Wales

Today we revisit a post originally published in 2017 by Diana Luft on a sixteenth-century recipe against the stone ascribed to a certain Vicar of Gwenddwr, Wales. The recipe is in Welsh, but includes names of some ingredients in English, perhaps indicating...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 May 2020

The Duchess of Devonshire’s Public Breakfast at Chiswick House, 18

Today, we’re taking you back in time to a public breakfast given by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire at the end of June 1802, at her villa, Chiswick House. Public it might have been, but entry was only for those ‘of note’ in the fashionable...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Jun 2019

The First Duke of Edinburgh

In 1726, a new title was created in the peerage, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the recipient was Prince Frederick Louis, George I’s grandson. The new duke was second in the line of succession to the throne behind his father, George Augustus who was,...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Jun 2019

King George III’s 70th birthday

King George III celebrated his 70th birthday on 4 June 1808. George III on on of Windsor Castle’s terraces; Peter Edward Stroehling; Royal Collection Trust The king was losing his eyesight and, because of this, wasn’t present at his birthday...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Jun 2019

A Welch peasantry

A series of ten prints showing the Welsh men, women and children in a variety of settings, mostly in rural landscapes with trees and wooden fences. Author: Taylor, T. (Thomas), active 1804. Title: A Welch peasantry / sketched from life by T. Taylor....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jun 2019

Princess Charlotte of Wales’ account books

Amongst the wonderful resource of the ‘George III Papers’ which are now in the public domain, we came across some early account books for the teenager, Princess Charlotte of Wales, which make fascinating reading. Perhaps it’s just us,...
From: All Things Georgian on 30 May 2019

Princess Charlotte of Wales’ Russian dress, 1817

We recently ran a post on our Facebook page which shared images of Princess Charlotte of Wales in a blue Russian style dress. It proved really popular, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to look at the dress, and the portrait of Charlotte where...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 May 2019

The fête at Frogmore House, 19 May 1795

On Tuesday 19 May 1795, King George III held a grand fête at Frogmore House in the grounds of Home Park, Windsor and only around half a mile from Windsor Castle, celebrating both Queen Charlotte’s 51st birthday and the recent arrival and marriage...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 May 2019

NSW's oldest boat uncovered during works.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/metro-excavation-finds-nsw-oldest-boat/video/8002e7467df90bcb31c6a1c43fa34774
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Nov 2018

Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales

Author: Owen, W. (William), -1793. Uniform Title: [Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales] Title: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales : as they have been settled...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Nov 2018

Pretty Please, Sign This Petition.

If you have a reason for not signing this petition, I would be most grateful if you could explain your point of view. It would help me to understand the way others view these gun control laws.Thank you.Keith.https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23430601Gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Oct 2018

The funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

A panoramic view of the procession at head and foot, each group numbered with corresponding index at foot. Further vignettes of the ‘Procession from Leicester House’ and ‘Laying in State’ to left and right. Title: The funeral...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Sep 2018

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 23, 1768).“I have been informed that some of my customers have been displeased.” Seth Wales had two purposes for placing an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2018

Letters on 17th and 18th Century Welsh life to be digitised.

Three thousand rare letters written in the 17th and 18th centuries in Wales are to be digitised for people to read for generations to come.https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-44779127http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/home
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Jul 2018

Cricket, Quoits and Fives: Sporting Prints of the 18th Century

In an earlier blog, we looked at the first three in a series of six prints by Robert Dighton, held in the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, which illustrate a selection of the sports played during the latter half of the eighteenth-century,...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Jun 2018

The case of the Joyners Company…

Author: Joyners Company (London, England) Title: The case of the Joyners Company against the importation of manufactured cabinet-work from the East-Indies. Published: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1710?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 May 2018

Civil War Petitions in Denbighshire

I note that the website for Civil War Petitions: Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642 – 1710 is up, with the first batch of petitions (I think) due later this year. And there are still a few days of Women’s...
From: Early Modern Notes on 27 Mar 2018

“One Year of the Sea! There’s Only One Year of the Sea!”

A version of this post would have been my first of the year, and would have been published some weeks ago, had not more pressing matters intervened. *** So it’s 2018, the Wales Year of the Sea. Or so the marketing gurus who came up with the concept...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 19 Feb 2018

Cuper’s Gardens, Lambeth’s pleasure ground

Cuper’s Gardens were described as a ‘scene of low dissipation… noted for its fireworks, and the great resort of the profligate of both sexes’. Opened in the late 17th century, they were pleasure gardens (and later a tea garden)...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Dec 2017

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