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The Barker Family: Panorama Painters - JaneAusten.co.uk

The Barker Family: Panorama Painters

The Barker Family: Panorama Painters - JaneAusten.co.uk
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The Barker Family: Panorama Painters

Robert Barker revolutionized the way the world saw art, allowing the viewer to step into the painting for the first time.

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Isaac Watts: Author of Joy to the World - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Isaac Watts: Author of Joy to the World

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sin...

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Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

An amazing woman, in uncertain times

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Who is Sandy Lerner? - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Who is Sandy Lerner?

where did this Fairy Godmother of English women's literature appear from?

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Rudolph Ackermann and his Repository of Arts - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Rudolph Ackermann and his Repository of Arts

The fascinating life of Rudolph Ackermann

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Hannah More and Jane Austen: Mary Crawford and Jane Fairfax - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Hannah More and Jane Austen: Mary Crawford and Jane Fairfax

Arnie Perlstein examines “the sale—not quite of human flesh—but of human intellect”

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Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Lucy - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Lucy

The ordinary life and an extraordinary woman...

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Joseph Paisley: 'The Celebrated Gretna Green Parson' - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Joseph Paisley: 'The Celebrated Gretna Green Parson'

"My dear Harriet, You will laugh when you know where I am gone, and I cannot help laughing myself at your surprise to-morrow morning, as soon as I am missed. I am going to Gretna Green, and if you ...

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Princess Caraboo from the Island of Javasu - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Princess Caraboo from the Island of Javasu

She turned up in Gloucestershire in 1817, claiming to be Princess Caraboo from the island of Javasu - saying she had been kidnapped by pirates before escaping and making her way to England. The fac...

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Gentleman John Jackson and Daniel Mendoza: Heavy Hitters of Regency Boxing - JaneAusten.co.uk
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Gentleman John Jackson and Daniel Mendoza: Heavy Hitters of Regency Boxing

John Jackson "Gentleman" John Jackson (28 September 1769 – 7 October 1845) was a celebrated pugilist of the late 18th century. He won the title Champion of England in a fight on 15 April 1795 in w...

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The Patronesses of Almack's: The Arbiters of London Respectability - JaneAusten.co.uk
Almack's Assembly Rooms

The Patronesses of Almack's: The Arbiters of London Respectability

The Patronesses of Almack's: The Arbiters of London Respectability Almack's Assembly Rooms was governed by a select committee of the most influential and exclusive ladies of the ton, known as the L...

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James Stanier Clarke: Librarian to the Prince of Wales - JaneAusten.co.uk
James Stanier Clarke

James Stanier Clarke: Librarian to the Prince of Wales

"I am quite honoured by your thinking me capable of drawing such a clergyman as you gave the sketch of... But I assure you I am not. The comic part of the character I might be equal to, but not th...

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