Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crime Keeps You Young, or Maybe Not?

Here’s a short news item from The Norfolk Chronicle for April 16th., 1785. On the 23rd of March died Ann Simms at Studley-green, in the parish of Brimhill, near Bow-wood, in Wiltshire, in the 113th year of her age; and … Continue reading

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Georgian ‘Consumerism’?

One of the reasons why I find the eighteenth century so fascinating is the constant discovery of ways in which the preoccupations of that time exactly mirror our own, more than two hundred and fifty years later. We know we … Continue reading

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Essential Reading for Georgian Lovers?

To be ‘Polite’ Meant Knowing the Rules for Proper Courtship Here is a work that sounds as if it should should be essential reading for all those whose fancy lightly turns this spring to thoughts of love. I found it … Continue reading

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