Apologies: this blog has got mangled in being posted, and the first part of it has “dropped off” into the ether. Suffice to say it started with… Read More »26th September 1790: How Richard Hall noted the death of the Duke of Cumberland
It may not have escaped the attention of the more observant readers that I am a sucker for 18th Century boxes such as the coromandel… Read More »A tea caddy made of clay? No, a papier mache tea caddy made BY Clay
This week I finally got around to doing something which had been nagging at me for ages – arranging a visit to Dennis Sever’s house… Read More »18 Folgate Street Spitalfields – a most extraordianry experience.
In his diary the seventy-year-old Richard Hall writes: Small wonder that the rioters took to the streets when you consider just what a profound increase… Read More »1800: September 17th, riots on account of the dearness of corn and bread
Once in a while I think it is a good idea to escape the confines of the Eighteenth Century (just not very often!) and with… Read More »The Siege of Haarlem 1572-3 and “An Army of Judiths”
I think it is really great when towns and cities try and do something about remembering their historical importance. O.K., maybe Stamford has not grown… Read More »Stamford Georgian Weekend, Friday 27th September through to Sunday 29th September, 2013