Monthly Archives: March 2012

A SMUGGLING ODDITY

Eighteenth century smugglers were known for the ingenious stratagems that they used to avoid detection of their contraband goods. These included towing waterproof containers up rivers below the surface, and of course wrapping yards of silk round t… Continue reading

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POOR LITTLE SIR WILLIAM

This blog has no connection with tailors or the Georgian period but it’s my blog and we all deserve a break, including the readers! Having been brought up listening to the music of Benjamin Britten, I remembered yesterday his arrangements of folk … Continue reading

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PRINNY AND MRS. FITZ – LOVE LETTERS

Idly searching The Times archive looking for something juicy, I happened upon an item in the issue of 4 November 1796 which looked intriguing. It began:“The following is extracted from a Volume just published, intitled, LETTERS between an Illustri… Continue reading

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