Monday, February 5, 2018
The Serpentine - Hyde Park's River/Lake
Hyde Park once contained a river--the Westbourne--which formed ponds (originally possibly monastic fish ponds) in the Park. In 1730 Quee...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Patent Medicine -- Regency universal remedies
During the Regency era medical treatment, as we know it, was in its infancy. Establishments like the Medical Society of London and the R...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Merry Christmas - 1806
The Christmas Plum Pudding from an old print-Published in the book Christmas: Its Origin and Associations, by William Francis Dawson ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Who Doesn't Love a Library?
During the Regency era, circulating libraries in England were popular, both for the lending of books, and the safe sociability of their venu...
Monday, October 9, 2017
Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes
The Magdalen Hospital from The Picture of London for 1829 I find this a difficult blog to write, as the mere creation and existence o...
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