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In 1732, writes Robert Halsband, ‘a young Lady lately much talk’d on among the polite Part of the World’ was safely delivered of the Prince’s son.

Robert Halsband unearths a remarkable story of amorous intrigue at the court of George II.

The painter’s reaction to the Jacobite Rebellion is more than mere satire.

A.L. Rowse describes the life and career of the foremost Persian and Sanskrit scholar of his day.

Evelyn Howe takes the reader on a visit to private play-houses and their players during the later eighteenth century.

From 1774 to 1827, writes Adrian Bury, the ordinary Englishman and woman were drawn from life by Rowlandson with incomparable industry and vigour.

Africans in Georgian Britain have often been portrayed as victims of slavery, unfortunates at the bottom of the social heap. The reality was far more fluid and varied, as Onyeka shows, with many African gentlemen sharing the same cultural and social aspirations as their fellow Englishmen.

“How came it that so many important contemporaries took this ‘social butterfly’ so seriously?” John Gore, Creevey’s editor and biographer, re-examines the Whig memorialist’s contribution to late Georgian history.

A collateral relation of the famous diarist met with some alarming experiences in Dr. Johnson’s company during the 1780s, writes D. Pepys Whiteley.

When the celebrated antiquarian nicknamed “Stumpity Stump” toured the rustic neighbourhoods that then surrounded London, writes Meyrick H. Carré, the metropolis was on the verge of a period of ruthless expansion and development.

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