Been a while since I last posted due to having quite a lot going on, but I promise this still exists! As I wrote about in… 1,050 more words
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July 17, 1717
The King was on the poop deck counting out his money; the Queen was in the fo’c’sle eating bread and honey.
A bevy of aristocrats, including King George I himself, boarded the royal barge at Whitehall Palace for a nautical jaunt up the Thames toward Chelsea. 289 more words
George Frideric Handel 23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born Baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712), and became a naturalized British subject in 1727. 305 more words