The Eighteenth Century is full of stories of men with great vision, who persevered, and by succeeding, changed the world they lived in. Think of… Read More »Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt: a man, a dream and a prison.
Lancelot Brown, 1716 to 1783 Lancelot Brown was born in Northumberland in 1716. As a lad he became a gardener’s boy at Sir William Loraine’s seat… Read More »Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown re-visited, died this day 6th February 1783
Four year and four months after he was abandoned (at his own request mind you) on an uninhabited island on a remote… Read More »1st February 1709 reprised – a red letter day for Alexander Selkirk!