On one of my perambulations through the Museum of London’s on-line collection of prints I came across a series of fashion plates from the 1780’s… Read More »The year’s most fashionable head-dresses…
I came across this caricature on the Lewis Walpole site, but am showing the version on the British Museum website because it is in colour,… Read More »A rather nice caricature: the hooker and the drunken soldier.
I remember outraging one of my former partners, a born-again Christian, by writing about the bible. No capital letter – and I was taken to… Read More »All you ever needed to know about the Bible….
As daylight broke on 7th May 1765 there were scenes of frantic activity down at the docks at Chatham Dockyard: men with adzes were frantically… Read More »Happy Birthday to HMS Victory, 250 years old today.
My fortnight of blog and tweet abstinence is over – I have just returned from a stint as cruise lecturer on board the Fred Olsen… Read More »To the Eighteenth Century and back … on the MS Braemar.