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Strawberr Water.

All of the references to strawberries in Samuel Pepy’s diary appear in June. In 1663, he attended a lovely dinner in Bethnal Green and remarked on the strawberries in his host’s garden: “A noble dinner, and a fine merry walk with the...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 12 May 2019

Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia

“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Feb 2019

Strawberries and cream: a Wimbledon tradition with a long history

With the commencement of Wimbledon, our thoughts – naturally – turn towards that perennial British summer favourite, fresh strawberries and cream. Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (or rather, his cook!) is often credited...
From: All Things Georgian on 3 Jul 2018

Strawberries: Delicious and Devotional

By Sarah Peters Kernan While looking through the Newberry Library’s extraordinary collection of medieval books of hours, I was surprised to see how frequently strawberries dotted the marginal illuminations. The berries usually appear alongside colorful...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Jul 2017

Excursion Report: CRECS Goes Gothic at Strawberry Hill House, 16 May 2017

On 1 March, 2015 the Walpole Trust reopened Strawberry Hill House to the public. As the former home of Horace Walpole, famed (and famously eccentric) author of the first Gothic novel, the house has been a popular tourist destination since it was first...
From: CRECS// on 5 Jun 2017

Gothic Revival: CRECS Tours Strawberry Hill House, 16 May 2017

Join the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS) on 16 May 2017 for an exciting excursion, as we visit the Gothic Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a modern architectural marvel. With its arches and turrets, its elaborate windows...
From: CRECS// on 21 Apr 2017

16/17 CRECS Programme now available

We are delighted to announce our programme for the forthcoming academic year, 2016-2017. Events are usually held on Mondays, begin at 5.15pm, take place in Cardiff University’s Special Collections or the John Percival building and are followed by...
From: CRECS// on 13 Oct 2016

A pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill

Genealogical table of the Walpole family starting with Edward I and Reginald de Walpole, and ending with descendants born by January 1776. Title: A pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill [graphic]. ...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2016

M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia

Formerly owned and bound by Horace Walpole, gifted to an unknown recipient with note ‘Ex dono editoris Mr. Horace Walpole'; also with a few 19th century booksellers’ notes on end leaves. Purchased in the 19th century by the then Earl of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Aug 2014

A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England

Uncut copy with misprint in running title on p. 74. Interleaved, without illustrations, genealogical tables or music. Extensively annotated and corrected throughout by the author in preparation of the definitive edition (which was never published)....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2014

The Egyptian’s Warning: Desdemona’s European Handkerchief in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

In Othello (1602), the Egyptian’s warning challenges the patriarchal obsession to enforce morality and chastity on women. She infers promiscuity on men by feminising the exotic trope of the cursed object: Othello: That’s a fault. That handkerchief...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 11 Sep 2013

Before “antiquing” [the shopping activity, not the...

Before “antiquing” [the shopping activity, not the decorative paint treatment for furniture] became the weekend pursuit of millions, Horace Walpole built an entire mansion to house his collection of Gothic items. This image shows the staircase at...

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