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Arthur Phillip: Founder of Sydney, Resident of Bath

Captain Arthur Phillip was the founder of Sydney Australia. Continue reading

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Were the Austens upstairs or downstairs? – 4.30pm

 Food and social status in Austen’s lifetime (duration 1 hour) An illustrated talk by food historian Holly Newton, on the food of Jane Austen’s era; with particular reference to the differences between the eating habits of the rich and the … Continue reading

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Maxims for Health and Gracefulness

Lydia Marie Child offers heartfelt advice on the rearing of young girls into a life of Continue reading

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Cookery for the Poor

Hints to the Regency Housewife on becoming a “Lady Patroness”. Continue reading

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Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell

Great Britain’s first “Domestic Goddess” Continue reading

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The Elegance of the Breakfast Set

The birth of English Bone China Continue reading

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Jane Austen Festival Video recording last year’s events

Photographer, film maker and friend of the Festival Owen Benson has edited together some highlights of last year’s Jane Austen Festival. Such a colourful event with costumes, music, food and dance in abundance. Continue reading

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Setting Your Table

Arranging your table for dinner Continue reading

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The Cost of Living in Jane Austen’s England

I shall eat ice and drink French wine, and be above vulgar economy. - Jane Austen Continue reading

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The Glass Armonica

Benjamin Franklin’s happiest invention
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