An idiosyncratic selection of short bits about elements of Victorian history.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Paul Townsend, a Bristol historian, recently posted the following article on Facebook. Paul has kindly given me permission to re-post it w...
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The First Royal Visit to Australia
HRH Prince Alfred, KG, Duke of Edinburgh In general, I have tried to limit these blogs to England and particularly London. But, of cou...
Friday, November 04, 2016
Thomas Rowlandson, A Dead Horse on a Knacker's Cart It must have been around 1967 when I made my first trip to Great Britain from th...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
“I saw the glitter of polished steel”
The tools of the trade It is almost impossible for us to imagine the pain that was a part of surgery before the development of anæsthet...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Clerical Errors, a review
As readers of this blog will have gathered, I enjoy a bit of historical gossip and what could possibly be more fun than stories about cleri...
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