Monthly Archives: January 2015
Changing politics; Lions in London’s Trafalgar Square; the death of a king; music on a desert island and new rules for drivers
The diaries of Virginia Woolf abd Chips Channon give us two very personal views of the burial of King George V while newspapers grafically describe a major addition to London’s Trafalgar Square.
On the night of Tuesday 19th January 1915 the first Zeppelin raid on English towns was carried out after darkness fell. At half past eight four bombs were dropped Yarmouth, a man and a woman being killed, a soldier seriously injured, and much damage done to property. The raiders flew over Cromer but did not […]
Boy’s Own; Charles Greville; Zeppelins. St Agnes; Harrow School; a Labour Prime minister; philip toynbee; losing at brag; a Churchill dies
Saturday 18th January 1879 saw the publication of the first edition of ‘The Boy’s Own Paper’. The idea for the publication had been raised in 1878 by the Religious Tract Society as a means of encouraging younger children to read. ‘The Boy’s Own’ began life as a weekly paper of 16 pages, in a buff-brown […]
The Blog for 4th January carried this piece from Thomas Moore’s edited: ‘Life, Letters, and Journals of Lord Byron’: ‘I was out of spirits – read the papers – thought what fame was, on reading, in a case of murder, that Mr Wych, grocer of Tunbridge, sold some bacon, flour, cheese, and, it is believed, […]
It’s Thursday 4th January 1821 and Lord Byron is in Italy at Ravenna and records in his diary: ‘A sudden thought strikes me. Let me begin a Journal once more. The last I kept was in Switzerland, in record of a tour made in the Bernese Alps, which I made to send to my sister […]