YouTube: Georgian Gentleman

March 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm (books, diaries, entertainment, london's landscape) (, , , , )

If you’ve read Mike Rendell‘s book, The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman, you’ll want to watch this excellent talk presented at Gresham College:


And if you don’t yet have Mike’s book, the talk will have you running out to get it! The link is at the bottom of his “talks” page, or go direct to YouTube (51 minutes); alas the question & answer period was cut from the video.

Nice section on Astley’s Circus; Richard Hall — the “Georgian Gentleman” — even retained a handbill for it:

astleys handbill

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Georgian Gentleman – Journals & Jottings

January 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm (books, diaries, history, london's landscape, people) (, , , , , , , , )

Another “find”, thanks to Sabine: Kleidungum1800 had notice of an interesting blog entitled Georgian Gentleman. Who could resist the call??

And what a found was an English gentleman, retired lawyer Mike Rendell, who had a book come out last year (27 Jan 2011) about his ancestor: The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall, 1739-1801 (Book Guild Publishing).

{NB: January 27 — Mozart’s birthday, and, this year, the day my friend Calista and I arrive at Hyde Park for an Emma weekend}

Mike Rendell describes Richard Hall as a “sometimes pious Baptist silk hosier who kept shop at one end or other of the old London Bridge”.

[2017 – some dead links, I’m afraid; will see if samples, silhouettes & facsimiles can be re-linked]

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