Plague. Fire. Sex. War. High Drama. Plots. Executions.
The Restoration was one of the most tumultuous and profound eras in English history. From Charles II, the Earl of Rochester and Christopher Wren, to Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and Nell Gwynn, some of the greatest minds and most notorious characters of all history lived, breathed and died through it. Arguably, the events that occurred during the latter half of the seventeenth century set England on its course to modernity.
The Restoration London Blog pretty much does exactly as it says on the tin. Designed as a space for research into the Restoration period to be read, shared and discussed. Like the time itself, posts are both lighthearted and serious, perverse and poignant, but never dull.
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31 July 2017
My piece for The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/24/worry-americanisation-english-linguists
24 July 2017
I have an article coming out today in The Guardian about the English language and what (if anything) can be said about what it means to be English today. It’s an opinion piece...
16 July 2017
Here’s my latest piece for New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2017/07/forget-big-historical-names-it-s-historic-fear-disease-game-thrones-nails
15 June 2017
“We go everywhere in twos. It’s supposed to be for our protection. For companionship. It’s bullshit, there are no friends here. Can’t be. The truth is we’re...