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The Georgian period was quite possibly a high point in terms of furniture design and production in England – cabinet-makers benefitted from a golden age, with access to a wide variety of woods and veneers, but also a growing market for luxury furnishings for houses in both the country and the town. 551 more words

Ramsay's Cryptic Prose: Impugning a King over the Byng Affair?

David Ramsay, the eighteenth-century American historian, popped up in my dissertation the other day. Ramsay, attributed by historiographers to the “Whig School of History,” is best known for his books on the American Revolution. 477 more words

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Treasures of London - Queen Caroline's Temple...

Located in Kensington Gardens, this neo-classical summer house was designed by William Kent for Queen Caroline (who was responsible for much of the shape of the gardens as they are now). 212 more words

Monuments, Memorials, And Gateways

Family Places Tour Pt 5, Golden Square - London, 2014

A Golden Windham Moment, 2014

London was the principle home to William Windham II (d 1761) from 1743 to 1750 until he inherited the family home of Felbrigg in 1749. 314 more words

Family History

A Moment in London's History - The landing of King George I at Greenwich...

Following on from the last moment in London’s history which looked at the death of Queen Anne, we pause a moment to look at the day 300 years ago – 18th September, 1714 – when her successor, King George I, landed at Greenwich as he arrived to take up his new throne. 301 more words

The Thames

Ian Rank-Broadley

I am looking to keep my first fiction novel as local as possible.  After becoming a journalist for my local paper I have learnt so much about my hometown that I haven’t learnt in the 36 years I have lived here.  231 more words