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Regency Personalities Series-Catherine “Kitty” Clive

Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency (I include those who were born before 1811 and who died after 1795), today I continue with one of the many period notables. 529 more words

Writing

Regency Personalities Series-Charles Pierrepont 1st Earl Manvers

Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency (I include those who were born before 1811 and who died after 1795), today I continue with one of the many period notables. 964 more words

Writing

New Year, old Ricardian books....

Did someone acquire a nice little New Year treat?

At noon on 4th January, in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, the books in the above illustration were up for auction. 121 more words

Top 5 Wednesday: 2017 Goals

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can. 238 more words

Books

Private correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford

Bound in volume 1: ms. note in Horace Walpole’s hand, an epigram attributed to “Mr. Erskine the celebrated lawyer” and dated 1793

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
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Books & Printed Texts

How Democritus and Heraclites Might Have Reacted to the Trump Election

This evening after a series of minor vexations – son sick, Gamecocks clobbered, eye invaded by wayward particle – I got to thinking about Horace Walpole’s observation that “[l]ife is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.” I quote Walpole when I’m teaching tragedy and ask students to offer an interpretation. 569 more words

Non-fiction

Society's Event for Members: A Visit to Strawberry Hill

Last Saturday 19 November, 10 members of SocHistColl were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of Horace Walpole’s most extraordinary creation, his villa named Strawberry Hill, guided by its Research Curator Silvia Davoli. 188 more words

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