To prevail in the wake of BREXIT as nations take stock on a global scale with the consequences, there will be many pluses, minuses and opportunities to be sure
London during the second half of the eighteenth century was a place where extremes met. It was full of things to do and see, of people and, of excitement. It was also at the heart of affairs both great and small.
British & French silver from the Tsar of Russia’s Treasury was sold through British merchants or given to Russia as diplomatic gifts to confirm their alliance
Mountebanks abounded in Queen Anne’s England. One remedy was as fatal as another. Quacks were innumerable and neither was hampered by any type of ethical, or moral code.
Poet, novelist and celebrated gardening writer Vita Sackville West (1892-1962) was born at Knole in Kent, considered by many one of the greatest of all the country seats of England. She wrote ‘there is nothing quite like the English country house anywhere else in the world. France has her chateaux,…
From our London correspondent comes news about an exciting television series Downton Abbey, the most expensive British TV show ever produced. It is a great upstairs and downstairs story about life in an English Country House just prior to world war one, The dynamics of the people who live and work in Downton Abbey draw everyone into their emotional turmoil, one mostly internalized by its protagonists against their wellbeing. They are responding to the strict social and moral mores of their day which are under threat by massive societal change…
Art, the skill and technique involved in producing visual representations… or the creation of beautiful or thought provoking works, is very evident in two very stylish television dramas currently being created on each side of the Atlantic – Downton Abbey in England and Castle in America. Their characters are capturing our heArts.