Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was not simply a literary force, but a tragic, romantic, gothic icon whose exploits in sex and death put the rest of humanity to shame.
Some of Queen Victoria’s mourning jewellery is going up for Auction on March 24th 2021 and if you can’t treat the catalogue as the ultimate window-shopping history lesson, then you’re missing a trick.
In central Liverpool, in a sleepy corner of a sprawling park, sits the headstone of Judy the donkey. Worker, hero, icon.
Louth Cemetery, servicing a small market town, holds as much awe and history as any city burial ground.
Legsby St Thomas: A place for worship, farmers, locked chest mysteries and grave stories waiting to be told.
Brompton Cemetery is a sprawling necropolis, nestled in the busy – and terribly posh – London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
A hand-tinted print of a chapel on fire, surrounded by shocked onlookers, is not a common choice for framed prints, but still, one such copy found its way to me.
Ernest was a country boy, raised in the fields of Derbyshire, before finding love, achieving a very modern job and dying far too young.