Deborah Swift

Deborah Swift

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Lancashire/Cumbria borders UK / Avid reader, nature and art fan, walker and writer of historical fiction (published by Macmillan and Endeavour Press UK) www.deborahswift.com
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The History Girls: Trade in the 17th Century - The Tallow Chandler

The History Girls: Trade in the 17th Century - The Tallow Chandler

Discovering Diamonds: Pleasing Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Discovering Diamonds: Pleasing Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Up until the century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Colbert par Coltrane Koh

Colbert par Coltrane Koh

William Powell Frith, Charles II and Lady Castlemaine, 1899

ЧАСТЬ Династия II) Карл II и леди Кестлмэйн (Люси Уолтер),William Powell Frith,Lucy Walter or Lucy Barlow a Welsh mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of James Duke of Monmouth.

Plague Masks. During the period of the Black Death and the Great Plague of London, plague doctors visited victims of the plague to verify whether they have been afflicted or not. The beak was stuffed with spices or herbs to "purify" the air that the doctor breathed. It has been questioned how much this costume was actually worn; the greater part of doctors fled the cities in the early stages of the plague. Source: http://www.facebook.com/ICannotGotoBed

BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Fleet St, London

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Fleet St, originally known as Ye Cock Bottle, it dates back to 1549 has the narrowest frontage of any pub in London. Originally on the North side of the street, its been on this existing site since 1887 was an inn.

The Great Fire of London (September 1666) with Ludgate and Old St Paul’s, ca 1670, 17th Century English Unknown Artist.

The Great Fire of London (September with Ludgate and Old St Paul’s, ca Century English Unknown Artist.

The Great Fire of London of September 1666 was one of the most famous incidents in Stuart England.

How the Great Fire of London unfolded: Official blunders, mass hysteria, and racist violence which threatened to tear the city apart