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27th April 1749.

Mr George Frederic Handel departed from Hamburg in 1705 and was responsible for restoring English music to its highly respected position after the death of Purcell in 1695. 479 more words


LondonLife - Georgian princesses show their skills...

The fringe loom of Queen Charlotte – wife of King George III – is among the objects on display at Kew Palace this year. Historic Royal Palaces is exploring some of the untold stories of the king’s daughters who once called the palace, which was originally built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant before it was acquired by King George II, home. 104 more words



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