The risks of being a botherer of royalty.
Hear how Bethlem's Park Farm functioned during the War.
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.
Tom Rakewell gambles his fortune away.
Discover more about the farm at Bethlem Royal Hospital in the 1920s - 1930s.
Under investigation by the Home Office
Tom Rakewell enters into a marriage of convenience
What became of Queen Victoria’s would-be assailants?
Tom Rakewell is saved from debtors’ prison
Were any of the attacks on Queen Victoria politically motivated?
Overreactions by the Police Commissioner.
Tom patronising the Rose Tavern in Covent Garden.
Thanks to U3A volunteer, Peter Charles, for sharing his research on the Sports Cup.
How the monitoring of mail helped secure the Royal Household.
Tom as a wealthy and well-connected “man about town”.