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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

Courtiers by Lucy Worsley

RATING: 4/5

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