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Our Blog - history

Virtual Book Club IX

28 November 2014
History, Literature

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us: its canvas is as wide as humanity.

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A Rake’s Progress VII

24 November 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell is consigned to debtors’ prison.

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We Are Not Amused XI

15 November 2014
History, Collection, Conservation

The risks of being a botherer of royalty.

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Object Lesson IV

11 November 2014
History, Collection

Hear how Bethlem's Park Farm functioned during the War.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Introduction

07 November 2014
History

Introducing a new series of posts pulling together original material from the 'Mansions in the Orchard' project, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Posts will include guest blogs, art, historical material, and personal recollections.

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A Rake’s Progress VI

25 October 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell gambles his fortune away.

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Object Lesson III

15 October 2014
History, Collection

Discover more about the farm at Bethlem Royal Hospital in the 1920s - 1930s.

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We Are Not Amused X

11 October 2014
History

Under investigation by the Home Office

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A Rake’s Progress V

25 September 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell enters into a marriage of convenience

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We Are Not Amused IX

15 September 2014
History, Collection

What became of Queen Victoria’s would-be assailants?

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A Rake’s Progress IV

25 August 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell is saved from debtors’ prison

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We Are Not Amused VIII

13 August 2014
History

Were any of the attacks on Queen Victoria politically motivated?

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We Are Not Amused VII

22 July 2014
History

Overreactions by the Police Commissioner.

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A Rake’s Progress III

16 July 2014
Art, History

Tom patronising the Rose Tavern in Covent Garden.

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Object Lesson II

26 June 2014
History, Collection

Thanks to U3A volunteer, Peter Charles, for sharing his research on the Sports Cup.

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