I have just got back from doing a three-week cruise on board the Coral Princess, sharing part of her Round-the-World cruise. This leg took in… Read More »All aboard the good ship Coral Princess…
Last month I did a trans-Atlantic crossing on the Splendor – see previous blog. This month I did another one, this time using the northern… Read More »Why spending four hours (tops) in New York seemed a good idea…
At first sight you would not expect to find much in New York which would resonate with a Georgian fanatic – but I am delighted… Read More »New York, New York – a Georgian cornucopia!
Being invited to give the keynote speech at the five-day long Antiques Forum hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was a great honour –… Read More »A fascinating visit – to Colonial Williamsburg
Ahead of giving a talk on 1st March in London to the English Dance Circle, I looked out a post I did in November 2014,… Read More »Master of the Ceremonies, Bath: a reminder of Thomas Rowlandson’s take on the gregarious Mr Tyson
One of the interesting characters I came across doing the research for my forthcoming talk to the Early Dance Centre was one particular Master of… Read More »The Bath Adonis – a man in a gorgeous waistcoat – and a penchant for married women…
I am really looking forward to the next couple of weeks, because it includes a lecture tour to the United States. Starting off with a… Read More »The American colonies: a chance for this particular Georgian Gentleman to go see for himself.
Imagine the scene: deep in the rainforest of Malaysia, head full of facts about monkeys, flying squirrels, sea eagles and giant gekkoes. Not a sensible… Read More »Waltzing through history – and make 1st March a date in the diary….
I am delighted to be giving a talk on Saturday 24 March at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. I have entitled my segment… Read More »Upcoming Talk in Bath this Saturday – “Science, Scandal and Society in Georgian Bath”.
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.