It seems to me that if you were going to the theatre in the Eighteenth Century, you probably wouldn’t want to take your wife with… Read More »Died this day in history 1824: George Hanger, the most unlikely coal merchant.
In mentioning 1787 Richard Hall notes in his diary “The first Committee formed in London for the Abolition of the Slave Trade” Richard was of… Read More »Remembering the man who made abolition possible: Thomas Clarkson, born 28 March 1760
A couple of very nice reviews of my book “In bed with the Georgians – Sex, Scandal and Satire“ The first appeared in the February edition of History… Read More »In Bed with the Georgians – Sex, Scandal & Satire: an update.
Exactly 217 years ago today: Remembering HMS Queen Charlotte – and a warning never to mix wooden ships with naked flames.
The diary entry of my ancestor Richard Hall, for March 1800, reads: “The Queen Charlotte Man of War took fire and blew up – it… Read More »Exactly 217 years ago today: Remembering HMS Queen Charlotte – and a warning never to mix wooden ships with naked flames.
Today’s blog first appeared five years ago – long before I started writing “Petticoat Pioneers – the Story of Women in the 18th Century… Read More »Revisiting the remarkable Emilie du Châtelet.