Monday, April 21, 2014
Here's another round-up of interesting posts we've found from elsewhere on the web - enjoy!
Author Susanna Ives - 1819 Play Bills from the Theatre Royal
Ian Visits - The secret tube ticket that only works at one stop.
Shannon Selin - Imagining the Bounds of History - Napoleon's Mother, Letizia Bonaparte
The Telegraph - Lollipop lady's garden shed named national treasure
London Small Historic Houses - Bricks: The Building Blocks of London
Historical Hussies - Regency Pistols and Duels
The Week - The Fascinating Linguistic Legacy of the Crimean War
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Brighton Pavilion was built as the Prince Regent's seaside retreat and with it's exotic appearance and over-the-top architecture, the fanciful structure has brought many to open-mouthed astonishment, including the Duke of Wellington. Thankfully, Princess Lieven took the time to record the Duke's reaction to his first visit to the Prince's pleasure palace:
Brighton, January 26, 1822
What were your impressions of the Pavilion? If you haven't been to the Pavilion yet, or if you'd like to virtually visit once again,here are a few videos that will be of interest.
You can join Lucy Worsley on a tour of the Pavilion from the series The Regency Brand here.
Take another tour of the Pavilion, complete with historic recipes, with the Royal Upstairs Downstairs team here.
Watch a short video about George IV's secret tunnel at the Pavilion here.
Did you know that the Pavilion's kitchens were transformed into an operating theatre during WWI?
You can find more about the Brighton Pavilion on the website is here.
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