Tag Archives: England

Horace Walpole: Regency Author, Historian, Antiquarian and Politician

Horace Walpole by Joshua Reynolds, 1756

Builder of Strawberry Hill, author of The Castle of Otranto,

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Parson Woodforde: Country Diarist

James Woodforde by his nephew Samuel Woodforde.

James Woodforde: the man behind the “Diary of a Country Parson”

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Charles Wesley: Methodist Minister

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Georgian writer of over 6,000 hymns.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Was this song familiar to the Austen family?

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Jane Austen’s England by Roy & Lesley Adkins

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A review by Shelley DeWees

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2013 Jane Austen Festival Photographs

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Official Festival photographer Owen Benson has now uploaded all the images he took of this year’s 2013 Jane Austen Festival for everyone to view. There are some stunning shots for you to enjoy.

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Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England – book talk – 12noon

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(duration 1 hour) Drawing on a rich array of contemporary sources, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people. From forced marriages and the sale of wives to the horrors of surgery without anaesthetic, this is a must for anyone wanting to discover what real life was like […]

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Tea Time

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The Origins of “High Tea”

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Horatio Nelson

Britain’s most glorious Admiral

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Now he’s a cartoon character!

Martin the cartoon

Our very own Meeter/Greeter Martin Salter has been immortalised as a cartoon character by Perry Harris and can be seen on his Twitter site. He surely must be ‘England’s most photographed man’. I was surprised to see Martin looking at me from the wall of my local pub as someone had painted him and he […]

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