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Lady Mary Wortley Montague and the Turkish baths

I am reading a biography of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Isobel Grundy. It is the most detailed and academic biography I’ve ever read, filled with footnotes and references.   347 kata lagi

Historical Fiction

Perfect correspondences

Enlightenment Correspondences, a two-day colloquium, took place last June at Ertegun House in Oxford. The organisers want to share a brief summary of the findings of a dream group of epistolary scholars as a thank you. 1.080 kata lagi


Between your sheets you soundly sleep

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is probably better known for her letters from Istanbul, where her husband was Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in the early 1700s, and for campaigning for childhood smallpox vaccination, than she was for her poetry. 353 kata lagi

work in progress

“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.” Spectator 93, 16 June, 1711. 300 kata lagi

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May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 884 kata lagi


London's great names: Kitcat Terrace and Clotworthy Skeffington

Once again, apologies for the gap in posts on this blog; I am trying to work out a system that means posting something at least once a week; daily is proving to be something of a challenge and less frequently than weekly means losing momentum. 376 kata lagi

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Poem of the Week: An Answer to a Love Letter, in Verse

Is it to me this sad lamenting strain?
Are Heaven’s choicest gifts bestow’d in vain?
A plenteous fortune and a beauteous bride,
Your love rewarded, and content your pride; 305 kata lagi