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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


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


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

Courtiers by Lucy Worsley


BLURB: “Ambitious and talented people flocked to become courtiers at Kensington Palace in search of power and prestige. But the palace was also full of skullduggery, politicking and secrets – successful courtiers needed level heads and cold hearts. 304 more words

George II Mahogany Coffer

Great vintage find by HunwickInteriors (1350.00 GBP) http://ift.tt/1MRS0ev

2nd June 1756. 'Suffer Little Children...'

Wealthy Sea Captain, Thomas Coram, was so concerned to help children abandoned and dying in the streets of 18th century London, that he was moved to set up his own Foundling Hospital. 538 more words