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Lavinia Spencer—amateur artist and Princess Diana’s great, great, great grandmother

I am delighted to welcome back R.M Healey, hot on the heels of his previous piece, A Georgian ‘Trip Advisor‘. Today’s topic is however very different, so I’ll hand over to him to tell you more: I purchased this signed drawing below of Frances...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Jun 2022

Behind the Scenes at the Museums

Can school students produce new knowledge about the Romantic period? This is the question which motivates our twinned exhibitions in the Lake District, with one focusing on ‘Ridiculous Romantic Portraits’ at Wordsworth Grasmere, in collaboration...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 10 Jun 2022

The mysterious disappearance of Viscount Lovell

“The Catte, the Ratte and Lovell our dogge rulyth all Englande under a hogge.” In July 1484, William Collingbourne pinned a short poem to the door of St Paul’s Cathedral. In it, he lampooned Richard III and the three men seen as his principal advisors...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 19 May 2022

The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies

The last level of British authority at the colony level was the colonial governors. They came in various forms, military and civil, appointed and... The post The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Roughing It in the Bush: The Politics of the Book in Early Canada

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy In Imagined Communities, the seminal study of the emergence of national feeling, Benedict Anderson devoted a chapter to the case of creole nationalism. He linked the rise of nationalism and republicanism with the rise of a literate...
From: Borealia on 7 Feb 2022

Book Review: Wentworth Woodhouse: The House, the Estate and the Family

Happy New Year, gentle readers! Published in May 2021 by Pen & Sword History, Wentworth Woodhouse: The House, The Estate, & The Family by Melvyn Jones, Joan Jones, and Stephen Cooper, is a readable and well-researched overview of the history of...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 29 Jan 2022

New Book: Hamaan, “Bad Christians, New Spains”

Byron Ellsworth Hamann, Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World (Routledge, 2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Oct 2021

Brace for Impact!

So far, preparing for the impact activities associated with The Romantic Ridiculous project has been the most stressful element of my research leave. We’re working with two local schools to co-produce an exhibition called Ridiculous Romantics (see what...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 22 Oct 2021

Tomb: John, Lord Cheyney (Cheyne/Cheney)

Where is the tomb? It is located in Salisbury Cathedral, under the arcade on the north side of the nave and just west of the crossing. Was it always in this location? No. The tomb was originally placed in the … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 15 Sep 2021

The Vermont Constitution of 1777

If the gunfire at Lexington and Concord was the “shot heard round the world,” the phrases in the Declaration of Independence were the words... The post The Vermont Constitution of 1777 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Kill, Save, Remix?

Around and About Romanticism at ‘Black Studies and Romanticism’, A Virtual Conference, 24-25 June 2021 It’s like a game of shag, marry, kill but, instead of, for example, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Blake (Wordsworth must die! And no one in...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 28 Jun 2021

Workshop: “Art of Dissent in the Iberian World,” Oxford, June 24-25 2021

International Workshop: The Art of Dissent in the Iberian World, 1500-1700 Oxford, June 24-25, 2021 (postponed from last year) Convenors:Jorge FloresGiuseppe Marcocci Participants:Marisa BassHarald BraunAlejandro CanequeStephanie M. CavanaughKaroline...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Jun 2021

A Tale of the Plague

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805–82) was an extremely popular author in the early Victorian period. Born in Manchester and originally destined for a career in the law, he was never the most devoted student and disappointed his family by pursuing a literary...

Shameless Romantic Clickbait

Would Jane Austen have voted for Brexit? Worse, would she be a COVID conspiracy theorist? How is William Wordsworth like Nigel Farage? Does the possibly apocryphal ‘fact’ that Byron wore multiple corsets (at once?) make him loveable...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 14 Apr 2021

Joseph Dobel in the Continental Navy

Yesterday I discussed the early career of Joseph Doble, who followed his father in becoming a ship’s captain sailing out of Boston. Today I’ll skip over Owen Richards’s lawsuit and discuss Doble’s record in the Revolutionary War.I’ll...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Apr 2021

A Victorian View of Salem Witchcraft

I had not thought about the prolific and pioneering author Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) for years: until I encountered a portrait of her by the Salem artist Charles Osgood in the Catalog of Portraits at the Essex Institute (1936). I was looking...
From: streets of salem on 29 Aug 2020

Q&A with Dr. Jessica A. Volz, author of Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney

Inquiring readers: This post is a follow up to my review of Dr. Jessica Volz’s book, Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney. I mainly reviewed Chapter 1, which concentrated on Austen’s visuality. For this post,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 May 2020

Poetry: The Rebellion of Wat Tyler and Jack Straw (c.1612)

Unlike that other medieval hero and man of the people, Robin Hood, Wat Tyler does not enjoy an extensive ballad “afterlife.” This song, first published in The Garland of Delight (1612), is perhaps the first proper ballad which features the...

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