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A Moment in London's History - The "first PM" moves into 10 Downing Street...

With the recent change at 10 Downing Street – David Cameron out/Theresa May in – we thought it a good time to look back at when the man considered Britain’s first PM moved in. 333 more words

Georgian

That lawyer in Utah ...

As you can see from the article, the author (Tom Leonard) knows the answer to be in the negative because the Royal Marriages Act 1772 precludes the descendants of George II from marrying without the sovereign’s consent – that sovereign being George III at the time. 123 more words

Science

No. 15: Alexander Pope at 40

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) turned 40 on 21 May 1728, just four days after the first part of his mock epic The Dunciad was published. For all its technical brilliance and customary multitude of levels at which it can be read, the poem was the latest salvo in a longstanding feud, partly in response to attacks on Pope’s 1725 edition of the complete works of Shakespeare (the second edition of which was published in 1728 also). 492 more words

William Shakespeare

Picture This LXXX

In their upcoming sale at Donnington Priory, Dreweatts describe lot 284, a walnut featherbanded cabinet-on-chest, as “Queen Anne, circa 1710, in George II style”. 15 more words

Antiques

George II: "never mind the crash, send me a billion" (Snippets 45)

In 1746, William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, became Prime Minister.  He held the post for a grand total of two days.  Admittedly, this is debatable as strictly speaking there was no official office of Prime Minister at the time, but there is no doubt that he occupies a very unusual place in history. 809 more words

History

The October Kings....

Here’s an interesting blog from Lydia Starbuck, which I’ve copied in full here because on my screen a lot of the words on the right margin are hidden by a border. 663 more words