Monday, 30 September 2019
Turnpikes and toll houses
Toll house, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge © A Knowles (2018) What was a turnpike road? A turnpike road was a toll road opera...
Thursday, 12 September 2019
The Gordon Riots of 1780
The Gordon Riots from The Chronicles of Crime or The Newgate Calendar by C Pelham illustrated by Phiz (1841) For a week in June 1780...
Monday, 12 August 2019
How to find Ackermann's Repository of Arts online
Front cover of Ackermann's Repository Volume 5 (1811) Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions...
Sunday, 28 July 2019
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds - a Regency playhouse
The auditorium of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds On our way back from holiday in Norfolk, my husband Andrew and I managed to squeez...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Curricles, gigs and phaetons in the Regency
Ladies in a phaeton from Gallery of Fashion by Nikolaus von Heideloff (1794) It is impossible to write a novel set in the late Georgia...
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