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The Superstitious Eighteenth Century

It’s easy to forget how superstitious many of our Georgian ancestors must have been. At this time of year, when thoughts run to what may lie ahead of us, it was natural enough to try to make sure nothing was … Continue reading

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Let There be Light!

Indoor Lighting in Georgian England Sometimes it’s the simplest aspects of life in the past which are hardest to understand, other than in the most superficial ways. Take the hours of darkness. We all know that Georgian and Regency houses … Continue reading

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Of Popinjays, Fops and Macaronis

Originally, the word ‘fop’ simply meant a fool. However, by the 18th century, its meaning had narrowed to mean a fashionable man who put on airs and graces. A man who tried to portray himself as more refined, more witty … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2015. If it were a … 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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Another Visit to the Archives

This is the time of year when many of us are enjoying holidays and taking a break from routine. So here again are some previous posts you may have missed. As the Actress said to the Cabinet Minister… The relationship … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Archives

This is the time of year when many of us are enjoying holidays and taking a break from routine. So here are some previous posts you may have missed. The Value of Dissenters: Norfolk’s many Dissenters laid the foundation for … Continue reading

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