Prince Regent

Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 – Honouring Supreme Sacrifice

Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 – Honouring Supreme Sacrifice

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Waterloo at Windsor: 1815 – 2015 will be a new exhibition, mounted by The Royal Collection Trust. Marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, it will be held at Windsor Castle from the 31st January 2015 to January 2016. The ‘Waterloo Chamber’ in Windsor Castle was designed to display…

Georgian Furniture – Exotic Timbers & Classical Style

Georgian Furniture – Exotic Timbers & Classical Style

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The case of a George III regulator clock at Martyn Cook Antiques made Carolyn McDowall reflect on timbers used in the Georgian era of English furniture history

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

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Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is constantly recycled so succeeding generations of young women continually fall for his fatal lack of charm

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

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King Henry VIII came to Bath and discovered the therapeutic value of the waters in 15th century. When ‘Beau’ Nash arrived in 1702 it became a centre for fashion

Prince Regent and his Portico

Prince Regent and his Portico

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In England during the first decade of the nineteenth century George, the Prince Regent’s interest in architecture and interior design served as a catalyst for the enthusiasm of his subjects. To promote his innovative ideas in 1811, the Prince  opened his home Carlton House to the public. 30,000 visitors flocked…

Sensibility and Sense

Sensibility and Sense

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The Georgian era in England began on horseback and ended in a railway carriage. As to the countryside, where the vast majority of England’s nearly six million people lived, it was mainly vast fields, sprawling common waste, wonderful woodland with bogs and moors being very treacherous places. Much of the…