Tag Archives: India

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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REVIEW(ish): Rosemary Seton’s ‘Western Daughters in Eastern Lands: British Missionary Women in Asia’ (2013)

Back in the spring (such as it was), Rosemary Seton was kind enough to ask me to speak at the book launch for her much-awaited contribution to the history of missionary women Western Daughters in Eastern Lands: British Missionary Women … Continue reading

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Andrew May on writing family history

I first saw my great great grandfather Thomas Jones in June 1996, though I had known of him from my earliest childhood. His face started out at me from the internet on the cover of a book by Welsh writer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Welsh Missionaries and British imperialism by Andrew May (Manchester University Press, 2013)

I have recently been reading Andrew May’s Welsh missionaries and British imperialism for a review in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial Studies and can say that it is both excellent, and beautifully written. Focusing on the experience of both … Continue reading

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Recent related readings: a digest

According to a July blog post from the City of Vancouver Archives, camping on the local beaches used to be a “fashionable” thing for many of the city’s wealthier settler families around the turn of the twentieth century.  (You won’t … Continue reading

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Family on film: teaching resources and weekend watching

Today, in a roundabout way, I have a few suggestions for resources that you might want to add to syllabi or to your weekend plans. This all begins in England, where I spent part of July doing the summer temperature … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Family Secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day by Deborah Cohen (Penguin, 2013)

Deborah Cohen’s Family Secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day is an engaging and vivacious read. Filled to the brim with well-researched anecdotes and well-chosen illustrations, it is certainly enjoyable. Cohen’s premise is essentially that as … Continue reading

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