Friday, 29 November 2019
Lady Hertford - Prinny's intimate friend
Lady Beauchamp, later 2nd Marchioness of Hertford by John Hoppner (1784) from John Hoppner RA by WD McKay and W Roberts (1909) Profil...
Friday, 15 November 2019
Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, after whom the Epsom Derby is named
Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, by George Keating published by William Austin, after Thomas Gainsborough mezzotint, publishe...
Thursday, 31 October 2019
The Oaks - birthplace of the Epsom Derby
The Oaks from Select Illustrations of the County of Surrey by GF Prosser (1828) When I was a girl, I lived on Woodmansterne Road in ...
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
The Bachelor Duke - William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858)
William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire - on Oak Stairs at Chatsworth Photo © A Knowles (2014) Profile William Spencer C...
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...
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