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Harlaxton: “Beyond your imagination”

Unfortunately I haven’t had a single answer to the question -“Why did he do it?” – that I posed at the end of last week’s post about Harlaxton the “Jacobethan” marvel dreamed up and then lovingly built by Gregory Gregory. … Continue reading

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Harlaxton: Gregory’s Dream

On the way to a family wedding last weekend I stopped off at Harlaxton near Grantham in Lincolnshire. Like John Claudius Loudon before me   I “had heard much of this place from various architects and amateurs for several years.” … Continue reading

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The Passion of Mary Lawrance

You never know what’s going to arrive when you  order unknown books at the British Library.  On this occasion I was in for a surprise and needed a trolley to take them to my desk in the British Library. I’d … Continue reading

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The Passion of Mary Lawrance

You never know what’s going to arrive when you  order unknown books at the British Library.  On this occasion I was in for a surprise and needed a trolley to take them to my desk in the British Library. I’d … Continue reading

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Ethelind Fearon: “doyenne of the lazy approach”

I’m always amazed by how easy it is for people who are well-known in their lifetimes to disappear completely from public view soon after their death.   One of the things I like doing on the blog is bringing some … Continue reading

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