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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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The Mutiny on the Bounty

Detailing the 1789 mutiny of Captain William Bligh’s crew, aboard the HMS Bounty Continue reading

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18th Century Umbrellas

The word Umbrella literally means “a little shade”… Continue reading

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The Nautilus: Submarine Terror of the Seas

Often considered the first practical submarine… Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Heroes

How has Jane Austen influenced the modern perception of the Literary Hero?
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Jane Austen: Criticisms and Interpretatations

Notwithstanding a certain reticence and self control which seems to belong to their age, and with all their quaint dresses, and ceremonies, and manners, the ladies and gentlemen in Pride and Prejudice and its companion novels seem like living people out … Continue reading

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In Praise of Jane

I often wonder what Jane Austen would have thought if she’d known quite how much her books would still be enjoyed two hundred years after she’d written them, and also whether she would have approved of the many tributes in … Continue reading

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The Shipwright: Building the Fleet

Jane Austen visited the Southampton shipyard with her nephews to view the new 74 gun frigate. What did they see? Continue reading

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The Mariner

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On Needlework by Mary Lamb

The following essay on Needlework was written by Mary Lamb and published in The Lady’s Magazine in 1814 under the guise of a letter to the editor. The Lady’s Magazine or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use … Continue reading

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