Anna Belfrage offers an insight into faith and David Ebsworth does likewise in a very different way, examining the life of a remarkable military lady. Somewhat less dangerous was the Regency love of flowers as discussed by Kathryn Kane, whilst Maria Grace remains at home with a look at toys and games of the long 18th century and Sarah Shaw invited us to join a Georgian picnic in 2014! Should you be in more of a mood for a night on the town, why not visit Vauxhall Pleasure gardens in the company of Grace Elliott or Alicia Rasley for a Georgian masquerade?
Further from the safety of home and hearth, CW Lovett brings the Siege of Louisbourg to life and Sarah Murden and Jo Major lift the scandalous lid on a spy, traitor and trigamist! Also scandalous was Marie Antoinette's approach to etiquette, as discussed by Ginger Myrick, whilst Laura Purcell brings us the somewhat less polarising life of Charlotte of Mecklenbug-Strelitz.
If you prefer things a little calmer, join Christine Plunkett for her tale of the restoration of Ralph Allen's tomb or perhaps take a stroll in a Georgian garden in the heart of Sheffield in the company of Adam Smith. Still outdoors, though not quite pastoral, is Willow C Winsham's Halloween tale of a ghost ship whilst Nick Smith talks pirates, though not of the ghostly kind!
Last but not least we come to the Pitts in the company of Jacqui Reiter and Stephenie Woolterton, whose multiple posts on this remarkable family make for fascinating reading!
Mary Elizabeth, Countess of Chatham
The Collapse of the Earl of Chatham in the House of Lords
John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham
Re-thinking the Death of William Pitt the Younger: His Legacy
Humphry Repton’s Memoirs of Two British Prime Ministers
Happy 255th birthday, William Pitt the Younger: Remembering Hayes Place
Lady Hester Stanhope on Board the H.M.S. Salsette
I hope you find something to enjoy, it's an honour and a privilege to feature so much wonderful work!