Monthly Archives: May 2013

Changing the Face of London: The Great Fire of 1666

The development of new standards and statutes after The Great Fire of 1666 changed London forever. The years following the fire saw the building of St Paul’s Cathedral, along with numerous other churches. Public buildings and domestic buildings introduced new … Continue reading

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The Great Fire of London and Its Aftermath

The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London, from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the … Continue reading

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George Dance the Younger, Georgian Architect and Founding Member of the Royal Academy of Arts

George Dance the Younger RA (1 April 1741 – 14 January 1825) was an English architect and surveyor and a portraitist. The fifth and youngest son of the architect George Dance the Elder, he came from a family of architects, … Continue reading

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English Diarist and Amateur Cricketer, Charles Cavendish Greville

Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (2 April 1794 – 17 January 1865) was an English diarist and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1827. His father Charles Greville was a second cousin of the 1st Earl of … Continue reading

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Thomas Cubitt, Master Builder

Thomas Cubitt (1788–1855), born Buxton, Norfolk, was the leading master builder in London in the second quarter of the 19th century, and also carried out several projects in other parts of England. Background The son of a Norfolk carpenter, he … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Paperbacks Survive

This article comes from The Millions. To read the complete article, go to http://www.themillions.com/2013/04/the-point-of-the-paperback.html, which includes an interesting outlook on the future of the paperback book, as well as some magnificent book covers. BOOKS AS OBJECTS The Point of the … Continue reading

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British Forms of Address

How does one address the members of the nobility or the aristocracy in England. That depends on whether a person is speaking directly to the person, writing to the person informally, and writing to the person in a formal situation. … Continue reading

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