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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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
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
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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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.