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Giovanni Battista Belzoni

November 1778 – 3 December 1823), sometimes known as The Great Balzoni, was a prolific Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. Belzoni was born in Padua. His father was a barber who sired fourteen children. His family was … Continue reading

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Jonas Hanway: A Man with a Plan

Jonas Hanway (August 12, 1712 – September 5, 1786), English traveller and philanthropist, was born at Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. While he was still a child his father, a victualler, died, and the family moved to London. … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles: Founder of the City of Singapore, Father of the London Zoo

British statesman and naturalist, his many talents live on in a centuries long legacy. Continue reading

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Jane Austen Waxwork

Jane Austen Waxwork We had a great time unveiling our new Jane Austen waxwork to the assembled media folk on Wednesday 9th of July. Reaction was overwhelmingly positive when the curtains were parted. The waxwork is now on public display. … Continue reading

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Dido Elizabeth Belle

the catalyst to the ending of slavery in England… Continue reading

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Horace Walpole: Regency Author, Historian, Antiquarian and Politician

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

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Parson Woodforde: Country Diarist

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

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Charles Wesley: Methodist Minister

Georgian writer of over 6,000 hymns. Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Was this song familiar to the Austen family? Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s England by Roy & Lesley Adkins

A review by Shelley DeWees Continue reading

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