Best Historical Posts Around the Web – July 2014
There have been lots of great historical research posts around the web lately. Hope you take time to check these out as they are fascinating. We have posts on costume, laws, houses, perfume, writing implements, historic London places, medicinal drinks, royal weddings, women’s education.
Enjoy, Suzi Love http://www.blueroseromance.com http://www.historicalcostume.wordpress.comhttp://www.madamegilflurt.com http://www.bbc.co.ukhttp://www.pastonpaper.com http://www.folliespast.blogspot.ca http://www.totalpolitics.com
http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk, http://www.janeausten.co.uk, http://www.wordwenches.typepad.com, http://www.main.thebeaumonde.com/blog, http://www.londonhistorians.wordpress.com, http://www.graceeliott-author.blogspot.co.uk, http://www.onelondon.com, www.catsmeatshop.blogspot.com, www.twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com.au, http://www.publishersweekly.com, http://www.coraleeauthor.wordpress.com, http://www.regencyhistory.net, http://www.jbailey.wordpress.com, http://www.embracingromance.com,
http://www.novelsbykatherinepym.blogspot.com.au, http://www.patrickbaty.co.uk, http://www.pastonpaper.com, http://www.riskyregencies.com, http://www.2romance2.blogspot.com, http://www.totalpolitics.com, http://www.folliespast.blogspot.ca, http://www.historicalhearts.blogspot.com.au, http://www.bbc.co.uk, http://www.madamegilflurt.com,
Historical Research Posts
From Around the Web
End of June
Including ‘Inexpressibles’, Duchess of Devonshire, Vauxhall Gardens, capitalisation of historical words, Victorian Parlor Games, disabled workers in the past, the madness of George III, a Georgian club for men, the season, Waterloo rings, Birmingham’s gun district, French fashion, life of the Gentry, etc.
The East India House.
Old Buildings of London by Suzi Love.
East India House was the London headquarters of the East India Company and was in Leadenhall Street, London.
- 1648 – The first East India House was an Elizabethan mansion known as Craven House. The main front was on Leadenhall Street but the premises extended to the rear to include warehouses which could be reached from Lime Street. The five bays were three storeys high and had an attic storey disguised behind the cornice balustrade. The frontage of Doric pillars and a frieze of triglyphs were supposed to show the East India Company’s soundness and seriousness of purpose.
- 1726-9 – The house was rebuilt.
- 1796-1800 – The adjoining blocks on either side were bought and pulled down to make way for a large extension with the Company’s museum in one extension and the library in the other. The Old Sale Room, also known as the General Court Room, had a public gallery. The Company’s chairman, secretary and clerks would sit in the area beneath the round skylight.
- 1858 – The East India Company was wound up and its assets passed to the government and the building became the India Office.
- 1860 – The East India House was vacated.
- 1861 – The House was demolished but many of the old building’s fittings, art collection, and furniture were saved and some are in India House, the seat of the Indian High Commission in London
- Present Day – The site is now occupied by the Lloyd’s building.
London Historical Buildings
Auction Mart and Bank of England
by Suzi Love
FROM: 1827 Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century, Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c., by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work
by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
Publisher : Jones & Company and sold by Simpkin and Marshall
AUCTION MART, ETC ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.
Erected in 1808-9 for the public sale of all sorts of Property, and has since had a literary
Institution engrafted on the original Establishment.
At some distance, on the same side, is the principal Avenue, through Capel Court, to the Stock Exchange; and still further, the Church of St. Bartholomew, built in the year 1670.
On the right, the eastern front of the Bank of England, which has been lately repaired and much improved, occupies the entire space to the corner of Threadneedle Street: the entrance to the Rotunda. where stockjobbers, &c. carry on their dealings in British Securities, being about the centre of the range, and nearly opposite the Stock Exchange.
The View is terminated by a portion of the north elevation of the Royal Exchange, over which the new Tower and Cupola, surmounting the south front of the same Building, and finished in 1824, is conspicuous.
Historical Medical Equipment Part 2
Some favorites by Suzi Love
In Part 1, I showed you some cases to hold medical equipment for traveling or for doctor’s house calls.
Now I’d like to share some of the wilder (to us, anyway) instruments used by doctors and nurses. Thinking about how some of them were used makes me shudder.
How about you? Would you like these used on you?
Especially if there was no anaesthetic or pain relief.
Book Release Today!! Woo Hoo!
Easter in Images by Suzi Love
Images of Easter through history, a non-fiction book including artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry.
Easter in Images is Book 2 in Historical Events and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past.
Where to buy Easter in Images?
Extract: History of Easter
Easter is a holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. A major Christian celebration takes place in memory of sufferings, martyr death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter Sunday, also called Easter Day, is the day on which this festival is celebrated, between Good Friday and Easter Monday.
The Dictionary describes Easter as:-An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
To see more gorgeous images from Easter, take a look at my History Easter Pinterest Board.
A Fabergé egg is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company from 1885 to 1917. The most famous are ones made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs.
The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs and 43 have survived. Another two were planned for Easter 1918, but because of the Russian Revolution were not delivered.
After the Revolution, the Fabergé family left Russia (see House of Fabergé). The Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewellery.
Historical Medical Equipment: Some favorites by Suzi Love.
Medical things from history which I find fascinating!
Would you like them to open a vein and do Blood Letting?
I love this Mahogany Medicine Chest. It’s my dream to buy one.
Hope you enjoyed my medical historical equipment.
If you’d like to see more images, take a look at my Pinterest Page for History – Medical http://www.pinterest.com/suziloveoz/history-medical/