The Body on the Doorstep

Enter the world of 1790s Romney Marsh as realised by A J MacKenzie in their exciting and evocative series of books. Smugglers, spies and murderers make a dangerous mix for Rev'd Marcus Aurelius Hardcastle and Mrs Amelia Chaytor to deal with.
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18th Century Gentleman

How to be an Century Gentleman. Thank god the men's wig never came back into fashion.

Tea drinking was so popular that many people turned a blind eye to the activities of the smuggling gangs. Because it was an illegal trade, it is impossible to know exactly how much tea was smuggled into Britain during the years of high taxation in the eighteenth century.

Smuggling tea - reward poster tea was so prized in the UK that between 4 to million pounds were smuggled in annually

Beaver hat - Wikipedia

Men’s Hat Types - Century Via More Visual Glossaries (for Him): Backpacks / Brogues / Cowboy Hats / Cuffs / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Hats / Jackets/Coats / Jacket Pockets / Man Bags /.

The first top hat causes a commotion | The British Newspaper Archive Blog

The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that John Hetherington wore the first top hat on this day in The article stated that he was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’

The Body in the Ice: A dark and compelling historical murder mystery (The Romney Marsh Mysteries) by [MacKenzie, AJ]

The Body in the Ice: A dark and compelling historical murder mystery (The Romney Marsh Mysteries) by [MacKenzie, AJ]

Bata Shoe Museum on Twitter: "This #throwbackthursday features buckles! In the middle of the 17th century, buckles replaced ribbons as the stylish way to keep shoes on. https://t.co/4qONKeGIaD"

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“This features buckles! In the middle of the century, buckles replaced ribbons as the stylish way to keep shoes on.

Tim Causer on Twitter: "Samples of cloth from 1792 for making clothes, handkerchiefs, and blankets for convicts transported to NSW (CO201 series @UkNatArchives) https://t.co/J1x3jWoig3"

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Samples of cloth from 1792 for making clothes, handkerchiefs, and blankets for convicts transported to NSW series

Royal Academy on Twitter: "JMW Turner RA was #bornonthisday in 1775. He was elected an Associate of the RA at just 24 and painted 'Durham Cathedral' the same year. https://t.co/hvTkjNWpCu"

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“JMW Turner RA was in He was elected an Associate of the RA at just 24 and painted 'Durham Cathedral' the same year.

RMG Photo Studio on Twitter: "Black Eagle Wharf, Wapping on the north bank of the Thames, below Tower Bridge was one of the busiest waterfronts in London #photooftheday https://t.co/6zgedyzx5y"

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