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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: a review

12 December 2017

Have you ever wanted to dress like a gorgeous Georgian? Well, now help is at hand in the form of the The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking by Lauren Stowell and Abby...

Cuper’s Gardens, Lambeth’s pleasure ground

7 December 2017

Cuper’s Gardens were described as a ‘scene of low dissipation… noted for its fireworks, and the great resort of the profligate of both sexes’. Opened in the...

The Orangery in Georgian Scotland

5 December 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming back the author Regan Walker whose latest book has just been released – A Secret Scottish Christmas and today she’s written a...

The Bonassus

30 November 2017

According to a book by John Barrow of 1749, the Bonassus was a kind of wild ox, as high as a bull and bigger than a common ox. His flesh is very good. His horns are an astringent. For...