Ranging from high-born to low.
Interesting, and quite funny.
Wet nursing, cow’s milk and pap.
A lot of hard work.
An enduring and intriguing friendship.
Chess, quadrille, hazard, drafts…
A brief history.
Surprising for an aristocratic match.
A tidy-up led to catastrophe.
Speculation build to slum to top crib.
Beautiful buildings, very famous.
Five contrasting treatments of the summer season.
Some foreshadows of William Shaw, the inspiration for Wackford Squeers
Exquisite exhibition at Sudbury
Eli Cox was only 19 when he was savagely attacked.
It was by no means an easy life.
Maria Cooper threw herself into the Thames after a drinking session.
1812: The earth shook, a massive column of thick black smoke rose from the summit and volumes of red-hot sparks were spat into the atmosphere.
Read about the vengeful Hanoverian Clara Elisabeth von Platen
She was accused of “a want of chastity.”
An heiress makes a disastrous mistake. A guest post by Mike Rendell.
A teenage maidservant makes a serious allegation.
Tom Woodforde sued James Vibart in 1817 for damages after a violent fight in Taunton.
Best plan is to have a horse ready and waiting.
Heart- and hearth-warming
Left out in the cold after transgressing.
One family. Two astonishing scandals.
A review of 2016 and news of my upcoming book about women executed 1797 to 1837.