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Maria Dundas/Graham/Callcott

Maria Dundas, later Graham, later Callcott, is another of the cohort of women (Fry, Coutts, Nightingale, Marcet, Caroline Herschel …) who give the lie to the nineteenth-century cliché about the angel in the house. Born on 19 July 1785 near … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Didn’t Know About Portugal

In my previous existence (so long ago – i.e. a week – that it all seems like a dream), I mentioned a distinct lack of knowledge of Portugal, Britain’s oldest ally. Thanks to David Birmingham’s Concise History of Portugal, I … Continue reading

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