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Anna Larpent, 18th Century Diarist and Lover of Plays

An 18th Century diarist, Anna Larpent’s diary gives a look into Georgian life. She was the daughter of a diplomat. She served as the de facto assistant Examiner of Plays during her time. At age 18, Larpent pulished a 32-page … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Henry Crabb Robinson, First Special War Reporter for The Times

Henry Crabb Robinson (1775–1867) was an English lawyer, known as a diarist. Life He was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He was articled to an attorney in Colchester. Between 1800 and 1805, Robinson studied at various places in Germany, … Continue reading

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