Tag Archives: England

Queen Victoria at Work

Queen Victoria going through her red dispatch boxes, while her secretary Hafiz Abdul Karim stands by. Taken in 1893 in the gardens at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle, by photography studio Hills & Saunders. Source: [National Portrait Gallery, London NPG P51] Advertisements

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Now That’s One Way to Pose For a Portrait…

A painting by Isaac Fuller of Sir William Petty, an English economist, c.1640-1651.  Here’s the caption: “Petty is here shown holding a skull with a copy of Adriaan den Spiegel’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human … Continue reading

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And You’d Walk Through a Door, How?

A silk dress from c.1750 England. Source: [The Costume Institute: Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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Shakespeare Might Have Been a Teacher? Awesome, awesome, awesome.

An article from the BBC News website yesterday detailed research by Ken Groves, a retired physicist and local amateur historian.  He theorizes that Shakespeare may have been a schoolteacher in Titchfield, England between 1589 and 1592. According to Groves’ blog, Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Henry VIII

Since the release of the ‘Grammys Dress code’ and all the celebrity photos from last night’s awards show which proved that clearly no one listened to it, I thought it would be funny to remember that wearing outfits that enhance … Continue reading

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