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Young Cromwell's Notably Presumptious Letter to his Superior
The letter Few personal letters written by Oliver Cromwell before 1640 have survived, so this letter1 is of particular value for the insight it provides into his character at a critical stage of ...
George Eliot – Her Early Life
Mary Anne Evans1 was born on the 22nd November 1819 at South Farm on the Arbury estate, on the outskirts of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the third of five children of parents ...
Warwickshire and Empire: Mr Stiles' Settlement Scheme
(Continued from part one) It seems that Newdigate had written to the BSAC on another’s behalf – D. Stiles Esq. of Nuneaton, who had also supplied a pamphlet supporting the emigration ...
Warwickshire and Empire: Part One
One of the things I find interesting as a historian lies beyond looking at simply what happened in the past, but the practice of history itself – how history is ...
Hawks and the Newdigate Family of Arbury Hall
Sir Richard Newdigate of Arbury (1602-1678) was a lawyer and politician. He owned Arbury Hall in Warwickshire and Harefield in Middlesex, served as a judge under Oliver Cromwell and was created ...
The Heritage Cooking Challenge: To Make Apple Pasties
The recipe book Divided into sections for cookery, preserving, physicke and chiurgery. Index at back. 350 pages. This belongs to the Newdigate collection. It is undated but estimated to be early ...
Garden History Research
The historical background and development of gardens has always interested me. When I first started my research work, I regret to say that I had never even been into my ...
New Year’s Gifts: A Tradition Spanning the Centuries
The winter festivities are over and the New Year has swept in, but while many of us gave presents at Christmas, how many gave gifts at New Year? This article highlights a ...
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