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Our Blog - history

We Are Not Amused VI

17 June 2014
History

How the monitoring of mail helped secure the Royal Household.

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A Rake’s Progress II

16 June 2014
Art, History

Tom as a wealthy and well-connected “man about town”.

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Object Lesson I

03 June 2014
History, Collection

Thanks to U3A volunteer, Peter Charles, for starting us off with an interesting insight into the history of the nit comb.

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Mansions in the Orchard

29 May 2014
History, Personal Accounts, Collection

Read the latest news from our Manisons in the Orchard project.

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Object Lessons: Introduction

27 May 2014
History, Collection

Over a period of 12 weeks, volunteer researchers from the University of the Third Age (U3A) have been delving into the past of some of the museum’s collection of artefacts.  Read more about the project here.

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The Advertisement Archive IX

22 May 2014
History

Stray advertisements from the Journal of Mental Science.

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We Are Not Amused V

20 May 2014
History

The role of the police in Victorian-era royal protection.

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A Rake’s Progress I

15 May 2014
History

The first in this series of engravings shows Tom Rakewell taking possession of the effects of his wealthy but miserly father, who has died without making a will.

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We Are Not Amused IV

24 April 2014
History, Literature, Collection

Dr Nick Hervey examines the historic role of the police in royal protection in the fourth in a series of twelve guest posts.

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The Advertisement Archive VIII

21 April 2014
History, Literature

Stray advertisements from the Journal of Mental Science.

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Virtual Book Club II

24 March 2014
History, Literature

​Forbidden Obsession: Asylum by Patrick McGrath.

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We Are Not Amused III

18 March 2014
History

Whatever the motivation of would-be regicides, serious attempts on the monarch's life brought into play the full machinery of the judiciary.

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Valentine’s Day at Bethlem

14 February 2014
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

Find out more about Valentine's Day at Bethlem.

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We Are Not Amused I

21 January 2014
History, Collection

Read the first of Dr Nick Hervey's blogs about a range of people who got too close for Her Majesty's comfort between 1837 and 1852.

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Christmas at Bethlem 2

23 December 2013
History, Collection

Find out more about how Christmas has been marked at Bethlem in the past.

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