We trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and so we kick off this years monthly roundup with some blogs we came across during January. As we didn’t have a December roundup we have a bumper roundup for January covering an incredibly eclectic mix of subjects – we hope you enjoy our selection as much as do.
Victorian Monopoly – From ‘Go’ to ‘Just Visiting’ Prison
A Proposed 18th Century Tax Bill Targets 27-Year-Old Spinsters…And Their Cats!
WOW – Word of the Week – Pig Running
Ambroise Garneray, artist and corsair
Bedlam:The hospital and the word it gave us
Amusements of Old London: The Tea Gardens
Let us remember Sir Hans Sloane once more – he died on 11th January 1753
Paying the Correct Fare – Hackney Carriages and Watermen
Unequal Duel, 1758: HMS Monmouth vs. Foudroyant
Day’s Submarine 1774 (first fatal submarine accident)