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The something wrong developed

Title: The something wrong developed; or, Free remarks on Mrs. H. More’s conventicles, &c. : seasonably addressed to the Blagdon controvertists; and inscribed to the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Publication: Bristol : Printed by Harris and Bryan,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 May 2022

The House of Dudley by Joanne Paul

As the nine-year-old Edward VI rode through London on the way to his coronation in Westminster Abbey in February 1547, he paused for a while to watch a man perform on a tightrope strung from the steeple of St Paul’s. He might have been advised to study...
From: Mathew Lyons on 4 May 2022

Curiosités de Londres et de l’Angleterre

Author: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis, author. Title: Curiosités de Londres et de l’Angleterre / par Lerouge. Edition: Troisiéme édition. Publication: A Bordeaux : De l’imprimerie de la veuve Calamy, rue S. James, MDCCLXVI [1766] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2022

My Charming Ancestor: Lost Spells and Sick Cattle

By Catherine Flood My 6x great grandfather, Timothy Butt, was a charmer. I discovered this recently when I came across a copy of a manuscript he wrote in a box of family papers.[i] Mostly a day book of accounts for his farm in Tillington, Sussex, it also...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Apr 2022

Reverend Stopford album of invoices and receipts, mathematical workbook…

A bound volume that was used in the late 18th-century probably for instructors in a school to teach mathematical principles, with examples to illustrate the use of these principles and the answers to the questions, including one example with a drawing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2022

Steventon Rectory Garden: Imagining the Landscape of Jane Austen’s Youth

When visiting Jane Austen’s England today, you can stroll through the gardens at Chawton House and Jane Austen’s House Museum, explore the churches at Steventon and Chawton, and tour the homes and churches where Jane Austen and her relatives lived...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Apr 2022

Views of London

A writing sheet, illustrated with ten views of London that border a central blank area. Title: Views of London [graphic]. Publication: London : Published April 4, 1814, by R. Harrild, 20 Great Eastcheap, [4 April 1814] Catalog Record 814.04.04.01+...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2022

Death by burning – Elizabeth Boardingham 1742-1776

Elizabeth Boardingham was one of the last women in England to be sentenced to death by burning, but was this really how her life came to an end?  Today, we’ll take a look at her life and discover a little more about its end. Elizabeth, you would imagine,...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Apr 2022

Rectors and Vicars in Jane Austen

What was the difference between a rector and a vicar in Austen's England, and why does it matter that Mr. Elton is a vicar?
From: Jane Austen's World on 28 Mar 2022

The Story of Bathsheba Spooner

I am delighted to welcome, author, Andrew Noone, whose book, ‘Bathsheba Spooner, A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy’ makes for a fascinating read. Bathsheba was was the first woman in American history to be executed following the Declaration of...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Mar 2022

He and his drunken companions raise a riot in Covent Garden

“Plate from a pirated series of Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress, not based on one of the original prints: Covent Garden with St Paul’s church and the buildings at the north-western corner of the piazza; the Rake (here called Ramble) and drunken friends...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Mar 2022

The mystery of John Edward Despard

So far we have looked at Catherine Despard’s life and the demise of her husband, Colonel Edward Marcus Despard, but of course there was a son, John Edward  which today’s post will take a brief look at. If you have missed the three articles about...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 Mar 2022

Catherine, the wife of Colonel Edward Marcus Despard – Part 3

Today we are concluding the story of Catherine Despard, but if you missed the previous articles, part one can be found here and part two here. In February 1799 the Whitehall Evening Post provided a transcript of events in Parliament including a speech...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 Mar 2022

March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Several Negroes to be sold, belonging to said Estate.” Estate notices regularly ran among the advertisements in the Providence Gazette and other colonial newspapers.  On March...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2022

Catherine, the wife of Colonel Edward Marcus Despard – Part 1

As there is so much to tell in this story, during the next few days I will be taking a look at the life of Catherine Despard and that of her son, so do keep an eye out for the following parts. Firstly though, I  would like to give a massive ‘Thank...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Mar 2022

‘It Brought Much Slime Out of the Gutts and Made Me Cheerfull’: Defining Intoxicants in the Diary of Robert Hooke

The word ‘intoxicant’ has a central place in this project, as in wider scholarship. But what does the term really mean, and why do historians use it so regularly? Intoxicant is mainly used mainly to describe products which intoxicate – that ‘fuddle...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 5 Mar 2022

The Politics of Pancakes

On Shrove Tuesday 1270, the monks of Beaulieu Abbey in the New Forest rewarded their lay manorial workers with pancakes, with the youngest employees also receiving a feast of beef, cheese and ale in the great hall of the abbey’s infirmary. This is the...
From: Ludicrus Histories on 1 Mar 2022

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