Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza

On Thursday 20 December, I gave a 'Pavilion Tale' talk at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, on 'Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza'. In this talk I explored Christmas food in the Regency period, with a special focus on Christmas dinner. Below, you'll find a transcript of my talk. Welcome to today’s Pavilion Tale, called … Continue reading Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza

A Riot of Colour: The Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

On 8 September 2018, the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton re-opened to the public after an extensive restoration project which began in 2002. In this blog post I look at some of the history of the room, and pick out the three parts of the room I find most interesting: the carpet, the … Continue reading A Riot of Colour: The Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

In Flanders Fields: the Great War through the Stereoscope

Over on my Twitter page, I've been exploring the sights and horrors of the First World War through the stereoscope (take a look here).  11 November 2018 will mark one hundred years since the signing of Armistice between Allied powers and Germany. Signed in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne it formally ended fighting … Continue reading In Flanders Fields: the Great War through the Stereoscope