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Georgian Gentleman

Recent Posts

William Beilby, and a beautiful piece of glassware called the Thompson Goblet

27 June 2017

I recently came across the webpage of the Corning Museum of Glass and was rather taken with this beautiful item called the Thompson Goblet,  made at the Newcastle factory...

An Unsuitable Duchess – a story by Kathleen Buckley

23 June 2017

I am delighted to offer a guest post to an author who has just brought out a book entitled ‘An Unsuitable Duchess’, set in the Georgian era. Her name is Kathleen Buckley...

A public lecture – Royal Shenanigans in the Georgian Era. A note for the diary….

13 June 2017

  I  am delighted to have been asked by the Marlborough College Summer School to give a talk to them next month. The courses available at the summer school look to be great...

A superb French sewing box – one for the wish list!

10 June 2017

I know, I know, I am a sucker for old boxes but here is one which really is absolutely splendid. It was made in 1840, so it is a bit later than my usual period of interest, but...