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REVIEW: Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial Britain by Catherine Hall (Yale University Press, 2013)

I have recently been reviewing Catherine Hall’s Macaulay and Son: architects of imperial Britain for the journal History. As usual, you will have to wait for them to publish the formal review, but as has become my recent habit, I … Continue reading

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The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 – Update two years on…

Regular readers of the blog will be familiar with the East India Company at Home Project. Run originally from University of Warwick and latterly from UCL, the project aims to examine the history of the British country house in its … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Chocolate, women and empire’ by Emma Robertson

I am currently in the process of reviewing Emma Robertson’s Chocolate, women and empire for the Women’s History Review, and am very much enjoying it. Though you’ll have to wait on WHR for the official review, something that occurred to … Continue reading

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‘I believe it will ever remain, so long as that Family exists’: commercial, family and kin networks in the slavery business, c.1730-1830

This is Part II of Kate Donington’s discussion of the histories and legacies of British slave ownership. See here for Part I (‘The Legacies of British Slave Ownership Project’). My PhD focuses on one of the staunchest advocates of slave-compensation, … Continue reading

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Online Database: Deceased Online

In February 2009, I went to Folkestone, on the south coast of England, in search of a grave. I was writing an article on the Trutch family, who were prominent political and social figures in early British Columbia. (In the … Continue reading

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Announcements: 13 May 2011

Events Workshop: Recording Oral Histories with your Family The Foundling Museum, London Saturday 25 June, 10 am – 1 pm – A free workshop on doing oral histories with your own family. Run by exhibition curators Sarah Lowry and Alison … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Henry Hunter Murdoch

The blog’s header image is an excerpt from a larger drawing done by a British merchant, Henry Hunter Murdoch, at a colleague’s bungalow outside of Calcutta in 1850. The Murdochs—like many other nineteenth-century British families—were highly mobile, moving repeatedly within … Continue reading

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