elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, I have two history books, one more engaging than the other, to introduce to you today. So, let’s get started: Rome’s Revolution: Death of the Republic & Birth of the Empire by Richard AlstonOn March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators killed Julius Caesar, hoping this way to save the Republic. Instead,
Westminster Bridge, with the Lord Mayor’s Procession on the Thames, 1746 London: Westminster Abbey, with a Procession of Knights of the Bath, 1749 The Thames and the City, 1747 Greenwich Hospital from the north bank of the Thames, Canaletto, 1750 – 52 London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City St Paul’s Cathedral
Hello everyone, it’s review day again. Here are today’s books: Empress Of The Night by Eva StachniakEmpress Of The Night is one of those books that you will either love or hate. What’s so divisive about it? It’s writing style. The idea of the book is simple and poignant. Catherine II, Empress of All the
Living in London has always been expensive. Evangeline Holland, author of Edwardian Promenade, gives us an idea of just how expensive it was in the Edwardian era. To quote: Life in London “chambers” has romantic associations with the old Inns of Court and ancient and somnolent city squares, where one can live in the atmosphere
In the last years of the 19th century, T.R. Way published a series of volumes illustrating the historical houses and “reliquies” , once inhabited by royals, artists, poets and other famous figures of their times, that could still be seen in London. Here are a few that adorned the suburbs north of the Thamas: CROMWELL
Edwardian Promenade has shared an interesting article about London in war-time. To quote: London in war-time is quite a different London, although at the station there were taxis and small boys to carry our luggage. As usual, the first thing to do was to visit the police, and this time, the Consul, too, for we
Mike Rendell, over at the English Historical Fiction Author Blog, reveals what are the top 10 attractions tourists in London in the eighteenth century would have visited. To quote: Pictures at Spring Gardens (otherwise known as Vauxhall Gardens)For his one shilling admission in 1780 Richard would have been able to see all London life. The