Category Archives: Royalty

A Royal Visit to Midhurst

In November 1903 King Edward VII laid the foundation stone for the Midhurst Sanatorium, later the King Edward VII Hospital. It was reported in newspapers all over the country. The following quote is from the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, from … 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 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 1.4 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard (Part 4)

The following is the concluding part of my essay on Ballard’s journal.  See the earlier entries from 14th May 2015 for the first part, 18th May 2015 for the second part, and 22nd May 2015 for the third part. Leaving … Continue reading

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Journals 1.3 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard (Part 3)

The following is a continuation of my essay on Ballard’s journal.  See the earlier entry from 14th May 2015 for the first part, and 18th May 2015 for the second part. Predictably, the highlight of Ballard’s travels in Britain was … Continue reading

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