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"Honest Man, what makes you use me so, it is but a Farthing"

I am currently, as most PhD students at this stage in their academic career, in the process of building a database. The purpose of this endeavour is to locate thematic disturbances in the discourse of counterfeiting trials in the eighteenth century, to establish percentages of acquittals and death sentences and also to take note of the various skills that were used to take part in the crime. 859 more words

How to get on at Court

HistoryExtra.com has provided some very useful, practical, tips on how to survive at Court in the Eighteenth Century.  Tips cover what to do if court short (see… 347 more words

Eighteenth Century Society

Exhibition : The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

George I (1660-1727) – John Vanderbank  – 1726
.Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Location – The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Friday, 11 April 2014 to Sunday, 12 October 2014… 736 more words

Museums And Art Galleries Of London

LondonLife - The "Glorious Georges" at the Historic Royal Palaces...

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian accession and to celebrate, Historic Royal Palaces are running a range of events at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew Palaces. 44 more words


What's in a name?…Petty France...

This short street in Westminster – which runs between Buckingham Gate and Broadway - was so-named for its association with…well, the French.

Petty France literally means ‘Little France’ and, like Petty Wales, takes its name from the fact there was obviously a hub of people of a certain ethnicity – in this case, the French, living in the street. 115 more words


LondonLife - Chocolate kitchens rediscovered at Hampton Court Palace...

Once making chocolate for kings including William III, George I and George II, a special royal chocolate-making kitchen has opened at Hampton Court Palace – the only surviving example of its kind in the country. 209 more words


March 1

March 1, 1683- Caroline of Ansbach (wife of George II) is born