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In the General Evening Post (London)


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On the drink of collapse


Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for twopence. VICKY LEECH explores the history of gin – the drink that brought down the 18th century, and brought up many stomachs.  IT WAS IN BATTLE that gin was first served to Englishmen. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year all you children of the 18th century revolution


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Diary of a Rakish Highwayman: Vol. II., Entry the First.


VOLUME: the SECOND ENTRY: the FIRST  - being – ‘Death and The Empress’ – or – ‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown’ “…and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell … Continue reading

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In-depth interview with actor Mark Ryan, pirate Gates in forthcoming TV series BLACK SAILS


HOLD FAST! Treasure, tattoos, swashbuckling pirates…and a replica 18th century town complete with bawdy houses. Rob Lucas interviews British actor Mark Ryan about his role as pirate Quartermaster Gates in forthcoming pirate TV series BLACK SAILS.  TWENTY YEARS before Long … Continue reading

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The Dangers of [Georgian] Vanity


Keep your wig on but don’t let your face fall off! Dr Lindsey Fitzharris explores the toxic world of Georgian makeup. The other day, I walked through the makeup section of a department store just outside of Chicago. Every step of the … Continue reading

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In the General Evening Post (London): A magazine of news published over the month last


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In the General Evening Post (London): Notice of Mr. Tyler’s Execution.


In the LONDON EVENING POST, October 28, 17_ “NOTICE OF EXECUTIONS ON THE MORNING of the 13th November, seven male malefactors are to be hang’d at Tyburn, having been try’d and condemn’d to death for ‘Crimes againft the Crown’. From … Continue reading

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In the General Evening Post (London): HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Lord Porthbugh robb’d by mafk’d highwayman on Hounflow Heath


In the GENERAL EVENING POST (London), October 28, 17_ “HIGHWAY ROBBERY Lord Porthbugh robb’d by mafk’d highwayman on Hounflow Heath Three nights last, Lord Porthbugh was robb’d in his coach while travelling upon the Bath Road. Whereupon, during their traverse … Continue reading

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In the General Evening Post (London): STATEMENT FROM BOW STREET Concerning the GENTLEMAN HIGHWAYMAN


In the GENERAL EVENING POST (London), October 26, 17_ “STATEMENT FROM BOW STREET Concerning the GENTLEMAN HIGHWAYMAN THE INCREASE in both highway robbery and debauch’d activities currently being report’d in London and its environs, and connect’d to a highwayman, are … Continue reading

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