It’s a strange thing, writing a book. You come up with an idea; you run it past the publisher – perhaps coming up with a… Read More »Book Review: Trailblazing Georgians: The Unsung Men Who Helped Shape the Modern World
I liked this reminder of bygone trades – the travelling saw sharpener. It is of course a reminder of the awful noise made when metal… Read More »Rowlandson’s street scenes – saw setting.
Another day, another pair of Rowlandson’s. This one appealed because we live in a world where we are all too aware that being in close… Read More »Social distancing, 18th Century style (Is this your louse?)
For four months towards the end of 1788 George III was incapacitated by illness – wracked with pain and mental instability, the King’s conduct led… Read More »23 April 1789 – a day of thanksgiving for the recovery of His Majesty
Looking at the Metropolitan Museum site I came across this rather nice Thomas Rowlandson print called ‘Plucking a spoony’ dating from 1812. I see that… Read More »Plucking a spoony – a rather nice Rowlandson print from 1812