London s Sinful Secret

London s Sinful Secret

1, p. 29. The 1779 edn of Nocturnal Revels was printed by an 'M. Goady' – presumably related to Mrs Goady – so it is not surprising that the book makes much of her importance in the development of London's sex industry.

Author: Dan Cruickshank

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429919566

Category: History

Page: 672

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Georgian London evokes images of elegant mannered buildings, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife and houses of ill repute widespread in a sex trade that employed thousands. In London's Sinful Secret, Dan Cruickshank explores this erotic Georgian underworld and shows how it affected almost every aspect of life and culture in the city from the smart new streets that sprang up in Marylebone, to the squalid alleys around Charing Cross to the coffee houses, where prostitutes plied their trade, to the work of artists such as William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. Cruickshank uses memoirs, newspaper accounts and court records to create a surprisingly bawdy portrait of London at its most-mannered and, for the first time, exposes its secret, sinful underside. "A lively work of social history, full of surprises and memorable characters." - Kirkus Reviews
Categories: History

A Hidden History of the Tower of London

A Hidden History of the Tower of London

Forrest, Miles, 63–4 Fortescue, Sir Adrian, 97 Fortescue, Sir Anthony, 135 Foxe, Hugh, 130 Fraser, Simon, Lord Lovat, 240–1 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 12 Friend, Sir John, 228–9 Frith, John, 77 Gage, Sir John, 104 Garden Tower, ...

Author: John Paul Davis

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526761798

Category: History

Page: 320

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Famed as the ultimate penalty for traitors, heretics and royalty alike, being sent to the Tower is known to have been experienced by no less than 8,000 unfortunate souls. Many of those who were imprisoned in the Tower never returned to civilisation and those who did, often did so without their head! It is hardly surprising that the Tower has earned itself a reputation among the most infamous buildings on the planet. There have, of course, been other towers. Practically every castle ever built has consisted of at least one; indeed, even by the late 14th century, the Tower proudly boasted no less than 21\. Yet even as early as the 1100s, the effect that the first Tower had on the psyche of the local population was considerable. The sight of the dark four-pointed citadel – at the time the largest building in London – as it appeared against the backdrop of the expanding city gave rise to many legends, ranging from the exact circumstances of its creation to what went on within its strong walls. In ten centuries what once consisted of a solitary keep has developed into a complex castle around which the history of England has continuously evolved. So revered has it become that legend has it that should the Tower fall, so would the kingdom. Beginning with the early tales surrounding its creation, this book investigates the private life of an English icon. Concentrating on the Tower’s developing role throughout the centuries, not in terms of its physical expansion into a site of unique architectural majesty or many purposes but through the eyes of those who experienced its darker side, it pieces together the, often seldom-told, human story and how the fates of many of those who stayed within its walls contributed to its lasting effect on England’s – and later the UK’s – destiny. From ruthless traitors to unjustly killed Jesuits, vanished treasures to disappeared princes and jaded wives to star-crossed lovers, this book provides a raw and at times unsettling insight into its unsolved mysteries and the lot of its unfortunate victims, thus explaining how this once typical castle came to be the place we will always remember as THE TOWER.
Categories: History

Solomon s Secret Arts

Solomon s Secret Arts

51. advertisement, as her husband, Edward, viscount Conway, had defended unlicensed medical practitioners against the ... 1-37. “Philalethes,” True Light ofAlchemy, p. 98. William Salmon, The London Almanackfor the Year of Our Lord, ...

Author: Paul Kleber Monod

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300123586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 430

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DIVDIVThis illuminating book reveals the surprising extent to which great and lesser knownthinkers of the Age of Enlightenment embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult./div/div
Categories: Philosophy

The History of Saint Paul s Cathedral in London from Its Foundation

The History of Saint Paul s Cathedral  in London  from Its Foundation

Extracted Out of Original Charters, Records, Leiger-books, and Other Manuscripts William Dugdale, Henry Ellis ... Edward Viscount Wim- ornament of the City of London , the imperial bleton ; Dudley Viscount Dorchester , one of the seat ...

Author: William Dugdale


ISBN: OSU:32435004846226

Category: Cathedrals

Page: 500

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Categories: Cathedrals

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster brought down from the year 1633 to the present time by J Strype To which is prefixed the life of the author by the editor etc

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster     brought down from the year 1633     to the present time by J  Strype  To which is prefixed the life of the author by the editor  etc

400 Citizens in Chains of Gold , well mounted , Sir Henry Bowe , Mercer , Alderman , and Lord at Hide - Park . ... soners in Newgate , Ludgate , and the two Cempa of LONDON in the Year 1608 , gave to be ters , the Sum of 40 1. viz .

Author: John STOW (Historian and Antiquary.)


ISBN: BL:A0022931216



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Kidnapping the Viscount

Kidnapping the Viscount

The Reclusive Earl (Marriage by Fate Series: Book 1) It's far easier to hide in the shadows than risk being hurt. ... Make Believe Bride (Marriage by Fate Series: Book 3) In order to fit in with London society, Lord Whitney pretends to ...

Author: Ruth Ann Nordin

Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin


Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she's determined to get him back. If there's one thing Heather regrets, it's that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do, so when Lord Powell proposed, she said no. It was the worst mistake she's ever made, and now she's determined to prove to Lord Powell that she wants a second chance. Gill Easton, Viscount Powell, has never stopped loving Miss Duff. But a gentleman has his pride to protect. He can't just let her walk back into his life as if nothing ever happened. And this puts him in a dilemma. He'll have to resort to unusual methods in order to get the lady of his dreams to marry him. In this case, the unusual method is to convince her to kidnap him…without letting her know he’s the one behind the whole scheme. Don't miss this romantic comedy featuring a feisty heroine, a hero who has to play hard to get, a meddling brother who doesn't take even a minute to listen to what someone is trying to tell him, and a friend who doesn't mind any kind of scandal so long as the cause is true love.
Categories: Fiction

The Secret Founding of America

The Secret Founding of America

See Nicholas Hagger, The Secret History of the West, O Books, 2005, pp.241–5 5. Encyclopaedia Britannica ... Lord Viscount Howe, London, 1781, quoted in Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, The Temple and the Lodge, Arcade, 1989, p.236.

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780283500

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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Discover for the first time the true story of the founding of America, it's historical ties to Freemasonry and the battle for the New World, in this authoritive and accessible new book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

Gilbert West, Stowe, The Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Viscount Cobham, 1732, reproduced in Clarke (ed.) Descriptions of Lord Cobham's Gardens, pp. 37–51. In the 1742 edition of Pamela, vol. 1, this image appears after p.

Author: Kate Felus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730077

Category: History

Page: 240

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Georgian landscape gardens are among the most visited and enjoyed of the UK's historical treasures. The Georgian garden has also been hailed as the greatest British contribution to European Art, seen as a beautiful composition created from grass, trees and water - a landscape for contemplation. But scratch below the surface and history reveals these gardens were a lot less serene and, in places, a great deal more scandalous.Beautifully illustrated in colour and black & white, this book is about the daily life of the Georgian garden. It reveals its previously untold secrets from early morning rides through to evening amorous liaisons. It explains how by the eighteenth century there was a desire to escape the busy country house where privacy was at a premium, and how these gardens evolved aesthetically, with modestly-sized, far-flung temples and other eye-catchers, to cater for escape and solitude as well as food, drink, music and fireworks. Its publication coincides with the 2016 tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's greatest ever landscape gardener, and the book is uniquely positioned to put Brown's work into its social context.
Categories: History

The Secret Founding of America The Real Story of Freemasons Puritans and the Battle for the New World

The Secret Founding of America  The Real Story of Freemasons  Puritans  and the Battle for the New World

See Nicholas Hagger, The Secret History of the West, O Books, 2005, pp.241–5 5. Encyclopaedia Britannica ... Lord Viscount Howe, London, 1781, quoted in Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, The Temple and the Lodge, Arcade, 1989, p.236.

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780283500

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The widely accepted story of the founding of America is that The Mayflower delivered the first settlers from Plymouth to the New World in 1620. Yet thirteen years earlier, in 1607, the Jamestown settlers became the first English-speaking outpost to survive. And it is from this date that the USA is celebrating its 400th anniversary. The Secret Founding of America introduces these two groups of founders - the Planting Fathers, who established the earliest settlements along essentially Christian lines, and the Founding Fathers, who unified the colonies with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution - and it argues that the new nation, conceived in liberty, was the Freemasons' first step towards a new world order. Drawing on original findings and an in-depth understanding of the political and philosophical realities of the time, historian Nicholas Hagger charts the connections between Gosnold and Smith, Templars and Jacobites, and secret societies and libertarian ideals. He also explains how the influence of German Illuminati worked on the constructors of the new republic, and shows the hand of Freemasonry at work at every turning point in America's history, from Civil War to today's global struggles for democracy.
Categories: Social Science

British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century

British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century

Published memoirs Agar, Augustus, Footprints in the Sea (London: Evans Bros, 1959) Alanbrooke, Field Marshal Lord, ... 1931) Chatfield, Admiral of the Fleet Lord, The Navy and Defence (London: William Heinemann, 1942–1947): Vol 1: The ...

Author: Andrew Boyd

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781526736628

Category: History

Page: 680

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This is the first comprehensive account of how intelligence influenced and sustained British naval power from the mid nineteenth century, when the Admiralty first created a dedicated intelligence department, through to the end of the Cold War. It brings a critical new dimension to our understanding of British naval history in this period while setting naval intelligence in a wider context and emphasising the many parts of the British state that contributed to naval requirements. It is also a fascinating study of how naval needs and personalities shaped the British intelligence community that exists today and the concepts and values that underpin it. The author explains why and how intelligence was collected and assesses its real impact on policy and operations. It confirms that naval intelligence was critical to Britain’s survival and ultimate victory in the two World Wars but significantly reappraises its role, highlighting the importance of communications intelligence to an effective blockade in the First, and according Ultra less dominance compared to other sources in the Second. It reveals that coverage of Germany before 1914 and of the three Axis powers in the interwar period was more comprehensive and effective than previously suggested; and while British power declined rapidly after 1945, the book shows how intelligence helped the Royal Navy to remain a significant global force for the rest of the twentieth century, and in submarine warfare, especially in the second half of the Cold War, to achieve influence and impact for Britain far exceeding resources expended. This compelling new history will have wide appeal to all readers interested in intelligence and its crucial impact on naval policy and operations.
Categories: History