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  1. I enjoyed reading about Frederick Duke of York. He was a great reformer of the military, in particular education and care of the ordinary soldier. In 1801 he showed great concern for the orphans of soldiers killed in the wars and started to look at appropriate schooling for them. 1n 1803 he founded the Duke of York's Royal Military School for orphans The School was originally called The Royal Military Asylum and was in Chelsea at the site now occupied by the Saatchi Gallery. In 109 the School moved from Chelsea to Dover where it continues today.

  2. Great blog! Love your images and topics, and the information is unbeatable.

    I know this is slightly out of your specialty, but I'm curious about the price of a room at an inn in about 1830.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

    1. Hi Laurie I don't have an answer for you, I'm afraid. I suggest you Google it. I expect the price would vary according to where and when just as it would today. If you look in guide books of the time, they sometimes have lists of lodgings and prices so you might find something there. Best wishes Rachel