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Robert Dingley, founder of The Magdalen Hospital

22 June 2017

Having already written about The Magdalen Hospital we thought it would make an interesting article to provide a little more information about one of its founders –...

Regency Manchester: Guest Post by Sue Wilkes

20 June 2017

We are delighted to welcome back to our blog, author, Sue Wilkes. Sue is the author of several history and genealogy titles. Her latest book is Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestors....

Elizabeth Morton and ‘The Gentleman in Black’

15 June 2017

Elizabeth Morton was baptized May 4th May 1747 in the small, rural Nottinghamshire village of Misterton, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth. She had three siblings – Mary (25th...

John Wilkes and Knighton Gorges Manor House

13 June 2017

In the late eighteenth-century, John Wilkes, journalist, radical and politician, took a cottage on the Isle of Wight in which he installed his middle aged mistress Amelia Arnold and...