Category Archives: Seven Years’ War

Life Below Stairs: Rising with the Sun in Victorian England, Part II

Recently, we had a look at breakfast chores for servants in a Victorian household. See it HERE. Today, we carry on with other duties.  About a half hour after the household staff consumed their meager meal, the family was summoned … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Captain Jack Cook, Part 1: Cook’s Early Life and Military Career

In exploring information on Alexander von Humboldt for a book I am writing, I was reintroduced to Captain James Cook, and I thought I would share the high points of this remarkable man’s life. Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 … Continue reading

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