14 hours ago
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2 days ago
#OnThisDay 1814 Jane Austen wrote “Henry at Whites! – Oh! What a Henry.” White’s Club in London had arranged a magnificent ball at Burlington House to celebrate the end of the Napoleonic war. It purportedly cost £10,000 and amongst the 1,700 guests was Jane Austen’s brother Henry. Pictured is a closeup of our folding screen map of Georgian London, located in the Tapestry Gallery. You can see Whites off St James Street, near Burlington House. ... See moreSee less
I think the masked ball on the same occasion, at Wattier's Club, where Harriette Wilson found Byron in a back room dressed as a monk, was probably more fun 😁
4 days ago
We welcome old and new book donations at Chawton House. Many thanks to Margaret Wilson and Sheila Kindred for these recent donations. ... See moreSee less
I've heard great things about Ms. Kindred's book. It looks like a good read.