Sir Walter Scott

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

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

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English author Jane Austen lived in one of the most eventful, colourful and turbulent epochs in the history of England and Europe.

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Tartan, Plaid, Kilts, Clans and Customs – Scotland the Brave

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Members of the clans of Scotland, scattered all over the world today still communicate and celebrate being part of a wider family, one with a dramatic history.

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The Romance of the Middle Ages @the Bodleian Library

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The Romance of the Middle Ages an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford in 2012 showcased manuscripts early printed books and romanz, romantic literature

The Romantic View

The Romantic View

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It is hard to judge the impact of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels published over an eighteen-year period from 1814, except to say it was more than considerable. Rousing tales such as Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and Quentin Durwood fuelled a Gothic Medieval architectural revival elevating the romantic view. By way…