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The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

Today’s publishing date of this post marks an important date for nineteenth-century historians, for it was on Tuesday 22nd January 1901 that Queen Victoria died, at the grand old age of 81 at her beloved Osborne House.  The royal couple … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the twelfth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… twelve Drummers Drumming For our final post on the twelve days of an 1862 Christmas, let us conclude by having a look at the interior of the exhibition … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eleven Pipers Piping   Although not a design from Crace’s 1862 scheme, this watercolour does demonstrate something of Crace’s approach to organ design.  In 1862, a ‘blind’ man … Continue reading

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