Monthly Archives: June 2019

Garden Party Games – Edwardian style

It was my birthday recently but unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite suitable for organising a garden party to celebrate. Nevertheless  with the weather warming up again I thought I would offer some tried and tested seasonal advice about using your … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hollar’s Fashionable Landscapes

It’s strange how much of our visual knowledge of what mid-17thc England was like comes through the work of non-English artists, like Van Dyke  and Wenceslaus Hollar.  Whereas most people have heard of Van Dyke  I’m not so sure if … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Lord & Lady Penzance show their breeding…

Todays post is about a senior Victorian divorce and ecclesiastical court judge who  was a fellow of the Royal Geographical and Anthropological Societies,  and, believe it or not,  a member of the Cannibal Club.  He also thought that Francis Bacon wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Very British Revolution

51 years ago in May and June 1968 there was  a revolution  in Britain.  It did not include  rioting students on the streets as in Paris but  took place in the grounds of one of Britain’s grandest stately homes, Syon … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment