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Christmas at Rockwood

A little over a month ago I visited the former Rockwood Hospital for the first time – that’s why none of these photos look very Christmasy; I remember it was Remembrance Day and something like sixteen degrees outside. 1,780 more words

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A Christmas Carol for Birmingham's working men

On Tuesday, December 27th, 1853, Charles Dickens famously gave his first public reading of A Christmas Carol in Birmingham’s Town Hall. The event was organised as a fund raiser for the proposed Birmingham and Midland Institute, of which Dickens was to be  president and which was established by act of parliament the following year. 689 more words


12 Days of Criminal Christmas: Tragedy and Illicit Love

Sarah Oldham was a 40 year old married woman, whose husband had abandoned her. She had found love again with a framework-knitter named Edmund Kesteven, a year her junior, and for four years, they had been living together at 7 Penn Street in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. 243 more words

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December 21, 1851

Sunday Dec 21st  My cough and cold is much better but not

well enough for me to go to meeting  Oliver is sick

with the rheumatism there was no one to meeting… 268 more words

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Modern Austen wonders why all the suitable men are always married

Mother and Granny say that finding an eligible man to marry used to be so much simpler. This is because women were always aware of who all the single gentlemen with estates and fine breeding actually were, and parties were arranged so that they could be introduced to these gentlemen. 383 more words


12 Days of Criminal Christmas: Drinking and Dying in 19th Century Liverpool

This series has already stated that Victorians liked to drink at Christmas. This was noted by elements of the 19th century press, and never made more clear than in a piece in the… 99 more words

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Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt (Maiden Lane #7) (audiobook) - Narrated by Ashford MacNab

A man condemned…

Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown’s soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener.

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