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

Posted in Crime, News

Norfolk’s Opposition to the War against the American Colonies

Many Groups in Britain Opposed Fighting With the American Colonies. This Was Especially True in the East Anglian Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. I have noticed in recent weeks a little spate of posts by our friends across the … Continue reading

Posted in C18th Norfolk, Politics

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

Posted in Fashion, Georgian Society

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

Posted in Georgian Society

How to Block an Appeal Against the Poor-Rate!

This advertisement, placed in the Norfolk Chronicle for June 12, 1783, tells a strange story of local discontent colliding with official obfuscation. Information Wanted. The Inhabitants of St Martin at Oak finding themselves mulcted to the Parish Rates at the … Continue reading

Posted in Georgian Society