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Georgian Gentleman

Recent Posts

In Bed with the Georgians – Sex, Scandal & Satire: an update.

21 March 2017

A couple of very nice reviews of my book “In bed with the Georgians – Sex, Scandal and Satire“ The first appeared in the February edition of History...

Thomas Gainsborough’s The Morning Walk

20 March 2017

Sad to see that some nutter with a screw-driver has slashed the canvas painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1785, generally known as ‘The Morning Walk’. The other title is...

Exactly 217 years ago today: Remembering HMS Queen Charlotte – and a warning never to mix wooden ships with naked flames.

17 March 2017

The diary entry of my ancestor Richard Hall, for March 1800, reads: “The Queen Charlotte Man of War took fire and blew up – it is feared not less than 700 lives are lost.”...

Revisiting the remarkable Emilie du Châtelet.

11 March 2017

  Today’s blog first appeared five years ago – long before I started writing “Petticoat Pioneers – the Story of Women in the 18th Century who succeeded...