Category Archives: Journals

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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Journals 11.1 – England in 1592 (Part 1)

Windows into History has concentrated principally on 19th Century travel journals so far, but this month we are going to look at something a little bit different, England as seen by Foreigners in the days of Elizabeth and James the … Continue reading

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Journals 10.5 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 5)

This is the final part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the previous parts please see the entries posted on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th January 2016. For the next leg of his journey, Corson travelled through Germany and … Continue reading

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Journals 10.4 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 4)

This is the fourth part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the previous parts please see the entries posted on 4th, 11th and 18th January 2016. Corson was lucky enough to be in Rome for the inauguration of a … Continue reading

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Journals 10.3 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 3)

This is the third part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the previous parts please see the entries posted on 4th and 11th January 2016. Crossing back over to Europe, Corson visited the unfinished Cologne Cathedral. Work had halted … Continue reading

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Journals 10.2 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the first part please see the entry posted on 4th January 2016. Travelling around France involved the use of a ‘diligence’, a sturdy design of stagecoach, designed to … Continue reading

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Journals 10.1 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 1)

In 1848 Loiterings in Europe was published by Harper & Brothers, New York. Subtitled Sketches of Travel in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, and Ireland, it was written by John W. Corson, MD. It is a magnificent … Continue reading

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Journals 9.4 – Seward’s Travels Around the World (Part 4)

This is the final part of my article on William H. Seward’s journal.  For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 2nd, 6th and 11th November 2015. After his negative experience entering Peking, it is not surprising that … Continue reading

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