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Disaster on The Grand Tour

  During the seventeenth century the grand tour became a popular pastime for aristocrats, wanting to complete their education and to see the fine examples of art and different culture in Europe. We know of their travels through the art … Continue reading

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A Victorian Clergyman’s Diary: Capturing Norwich and Beyond

The diaries  of a Victorian clergyman might not sound like a great read, but those of Revd William Pelham Burn have unusual appeal. Burn was born in London in 1859, the third son of Major-General Henry Pelham Burn. He studied at … Continue reading

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