Issue 20 – March 2024


Issue 20 – March 2024


Welcome to the February 2024 issue of the Antiquary.  This month we begin by exploring something of the stark reality of life in Georgian Britain, looking at the gin craze of the middle of the eighteenth century, that brought great hardship to the already struggling working poor of England’s cities.  Then we move on from the plight of the poor to the fancies of the super-rich, and we take you on a visit to St Lawrence’s, West Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire, a building that is half folly, half church – built by a grand tourist in the 1760s to express his love of the classical world.  Lastly, we move further back in time to the fifteenth century as we look at the creation of the Nuremburg Chronicle, one of the earliest illustrated books printed.  There is lots for you to enjoy. 

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The study of the past is an endeavour that involves endless adventure and deep dives down rabbit holes of discovery. The Antiquary magazine is unlike any other history magazine – it is a personal project I have lovingly brought to life to share with you.  When you subscribe to The Antiquary magazine, you join me as I delve into the past and share with you many of the absorbing facets, obscure details, and intriguing stories and narratives I have pulled out of the rabbit holes of history. The magazine is a monthly treasure trove of in-depth articles and features, all copiously and beautifully illustrated from my photographic archive.  This issue will transport you back to the past and illuminate some of our culture’s lost and hidden treasures. However, our subscription members also get access to exclusive blog content, if you like this issue of The Antiquary History Magazine, then consider subscribing to gain full access to our history blog.


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