I have always liked eighteenth century prints featuring eighteenth century print shops – and here is one of my favourites. It appears on the excellent… Read More »Let us hear it for “A high wind in St. Pauls Church Yard”
I came across this Thomas Rowlandson etching on the Lewis Walpole site, and as my ancestor Richard Hall spent a lot of his time and… Read More »Eating out, Georgian style: the Rainbow Tavern, Fleet Street, 1800
It is good to be making progress with my next book in the pipeline – I submitted the manuscript to Pen & Sword a couple… Read More »Farewell, ‘Petticoat Pioneers’; Hello ‘Trailblazing Women’!
I don’t often look at purely political caricatures but I came across these on the British Museum site, and it occurs to me that they … Read More »Napoleon – reptile, insect or earth worm?
Sometimes the diaries of my ancestor are interesting because of what he does not say – and in a way his diary from May 1767… Read More »Freedom at last! But not much else happening in the Hall household, May 1767.