Hampton Court Celebrates 500 Years!

Hampton Court. Photo by Medievalists.net

Thinking of visiting Hampton Court? Check out this list of things to see while you’re there!

Criminals or Celebrities?: Life and Death in a Georgian Prison

"Smugglerius". Convicted murderer, Thomas Henman (hanged, 1776) cast by Agostino Carlini.

What was it like to be a prisoner in Georgian London? At a recent London Historians gathering, I had the opportunity to listen to several papers about English prison life, old and new in, “Crime and Punishment – The Capital in the Clink”.

Good Housekeeping: The Georgian Edition

A Woman Doing Laundry - Henry Robert Morland

A look at how Georgians kept house: The Housekeeping Book of Susanna Whatman 1776 – 1800.

INTERVIEW: Antonia Hodgson

My interview with brilliant Georgian writer, Antonia Hodgson.

Places to See: Hogarth House

Looking for a place to visit while in London but don’t have a lot of time? Visit Hogarth House. The home of famed English satirist, painter and engraver, William Hogarth.

BOOK REVIEW: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.

REVIEW: Nelson, Navy, Nation at the National Maritime Museum

A review of the Nelson, Navy, Nation exhibit at the National Maritime Museum.

REVIEW: Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

A review of the National Maritime Museum’s fascinating exhibit, Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude.

Things to See in London: Georgians Revealed – Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain

georgians revealed

The Georgians Revealed exhibit currently running at the British Library until March.

Georgian Christmas: An Eighteenth Century Celebration

georgian christmas

During the Georgian period (1714-1820), it was often incorrectly assumed that Christmas wasn’t celebrated with as much gusto as during the Victorian era. Although traditions, foods and celebrations differed, Christmas was actively commemorated during this period.

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