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Exploits on the Grand Tour

With the weather still cold and wet people are starting to think about their summer holiday. Many picturing warm sandy beaches and relaxing evenings. 200 years ago many of the middle classes were enjoying their first experiences of travelling abroad, … Continue reading

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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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