Monthly Archives: September 2015

Two More ‘Receipts’ from 1707

Two more ‘receipts’ (recipes) from Katherine Windham, Mistress of Felbrigg Hall, both sounding somewhat off-putting to modern ears![1] To make Almond puddings in Guts To a quart of good Cream boyled, put 3 or 4 Blades of mace & a nutmeg … Continue reading

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A Last Visit to the Archives

Many people are still enjoying the holidays and the break from routine. So here is the final visit this summer to the archives and some previous posts you may have missed. Norfolk’s Opposition to the War against the American Colonies … Continue reading

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Action, Thought and History

One or two comments recently have set me thinking about the ways in which we approach the past, whether that’s through factual history or historical fiction. This matters because fashions in presenting historical ideas inevitably condition what will be presented … Continue reading

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