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!

Guy Fawkes: Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

Guy Fawkes

A fun look at the story behind Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night!

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”.

Top 10 Coffee Houses of Early Modern England

top 10 coffee houses London

After the first coffee house popped up in London in 1652, their popularity exploded; by the early eighteenth century, there were close to 3,000 in London. Here’s a look at some of the best, the worst and the most notorious coffee houses of Early Modern England.

Places to See: Dickens Walking Tour (Borough)

This is my review of the Dickens Walking Tour (Borough).

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.

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.

Fighting elections with cats and dogs in 18th-century London

london electoral history

Modern politicians may feel they have it tough – but they should thank their lucky stars they weren’t standing for election in the Westminster constituency in 1741. On that occasion, angry voters pelted the candidates and the tellers with dead cats and dogs, dirt, stones and sticks.

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.

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