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"My Servants Really Live Like Kings & Queens": Below Stairs Intruding Above Stairs, ca1774

Downtown Abbey and its highly problematic depiction of the experience of servants at the end of the era of widespread bonded servitude has tended to color the opinions of many viewers about the nature of such lives. 364 more words

British History

Bristol, 1873.

An 1873 engraving showing sights around Bristol, England.

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History

Regency Era Lexicon - Letters "I," "J," and "K"

Regency Era Lexicon – the Letters “I” and “J” and “K”

Imperial – the term “imperial” designated the officially adopted uniform system of weights and measures that replaced the MANY different standards that the English had used prior to 1820… 655 more words

British History

King George III's Children - Part 2

King George III’s Children – Part 2

Before succumbing to his illness, George III had a sometime tempestuous relationship with members of his family.

The king’s second son, Prince Frederick, Duke of York, found himself in a scandal, along with his mistress, Mary Ann Clarke. 809 more words

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Britishness

What does it mean to be British?

Have you ever considered your national identity? Have you thought about what it means, and what it represents. I really only began to define myself as  328 more words

"Home James" History & Heritage

The Lantern Bearers

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1959

The Lantern Bearers

by Rosemary Sutcliff

illustrated by Charles Keeping

Age: 12 +

Interests: history, British history, war, violence, Vikings, Romans, slavery 908 more words

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The Children of King George III

The Children of King George 

George III’s and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz’s many children and grandchildren included:

(1) George Augustus Frederick, Prince of Wales (and later King George IV) was the heir apparent (1762-1830). 320 more words

British History