Category Archives: Journals

Journals 13.4 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 4)

This is the conclusion of my article on Henry Wikoff’s journal. For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 7th, 14th and 21st March 2015. High society was not just about politicians and Royalty, and there were plenty … Continue reading

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Journals 13.3 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 3)

This is the continuation of my article on Henry Wikoff’s journal. For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 7th and 14th March 2016. There is no doubt that Wikoff had ambitions to break into the inner circles … Continue reading

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Journals 13.2 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 2)

This is the continuation of my article on Henry Wikoff’s journal. For the previous part, please see the entry posted on 7th March 2016. Wikoff’s first exploration of London was an eye-opener for him, with everything on such a grand … Continue reading

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Journals 13.1 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 1)

Henry Wikoff was a reporter for the New York Herald and a man of great independent wealth due to a large inheritance. He spent years travelling around the world and climbed the society ladder, gradually making social connections to work … Continue reading

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Journals 12.2 – Paul Hentzner in England, 1598 (Part 2)

This is the final part of my article about Hentzer’s journal. For the first part, please see the entry posted on 22nd February 2016. Hentzer was able to enjoy the spectacle of the Bartholemew Fair, a tradition dating back to … Continue reading

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Journals 12.1 – Paul Hentzner in England, 1598 (Part 1)

For the last couple of weeks we have been looking at England as seen by Foreigners in the days of Elizabeth and James the First, a collection of travels journals and extracts from journals, collected and in some cases translated … Continue reading

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Journals 11.2 – England in 1592 (Part 2)

This is the conclusion of my article on the journal of the travels of Frederick, Duke of Württember in England. For the first part please see the entry posted on 8th February 2016. The duke was given an audience with … Continue reading

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