Beautiful photograph of Bottallack engine house amidst stormy seas and crashing waves. Cornwall.  Photo by Peter Hulance Photography.

Beautiful photograph of one of The Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack, amidst stormy seas and crashing waves. Cornwall, England Photo by Peter Hulance Photography.

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"Cornweallas" shown on an early century map of "Saxon England" (and Wales) based on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

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After being wounded, Ross was drafted to NY: "He's in New York, now [...] part of the 62nd regiment of foot" (Ross Poldark, prologue). Painting depicting a soldier from a light company and an officer from a different company of the same regiment. Given the date when the painting was created, 1772 or 1773, as well as the facings, lace and hats, it appears that the two men are from the 62nd Regiment of Foot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_%28Wiltshire%29_Regiment_of_Foot).

After being wounded, Ross was drafted to NY: "He's in New York, now [...] part of the 62nd regiment of foot" (Ross Poldark, prologue). Painting depicting a soldier from a light company and an officer from a different company of the same regiment. Given the date when the painting was created, 1772 or 1773, as well as the facings, lace and hats, it appears that the two men are from the 62nd Regiment of Foot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/62nd_%28Wiltshire%29_Regiment_of_Foot).

John Treneglos "traced his ancestry back to Robert, Count of Mortain" (Ross Poldark 3, viii). Robert, Count of Mortain, 2nd Earl of Cornwall (c. 1031–1090) - Norman nobleman and the half-brother of William I of England; one of the participants at the Battle of Hastings. At the time of the Domesday Book he was one of the greatest landholders in England. Pictured: scene in the Bayeux Tapestery depicting "Rotbert," Count of Mortain, and his brothers (wiki).

Keep it in the family - Duke William with half brothers Odo and Robert

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Opie, John - 1789 Self Portrait of John Opie (National Galleries Scotland)

Eleanor Tomlinson, dress by Philosophy de Lorenzo Serafin

Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson on Aidan Turner and why they can’t stop laughing during sex scenes

"Carter was being sent to Bodmin Gaol [...] fever was not so prevalent there as Launceston" (Ross Poldark, 2, viii). Built in 1779, Bodmin Gaol "was a milestone in prison design. It was light & airy and therefore healthy" (bodminjail.org). Pictured: Sir John Call, designer of Bodmin Gaol, pictured with the gaol in the background. Oil painting dated 1779, artist unknown [image: wiki]

Oil painting of Sir John Call, Baronet. Can anyone else see Bodmin Jail in a picture behind him?

salted pilchards

Cornish Pilchards, also known as sardines outside of Cornwall, Pilchards are small oily fish from the herring family. Sardines are an important part of Cornish Cuisince and were for centuries a sta…

Drury Lane Theatre, Covent Garden

Ch Mr Gardiner, hastening to their assistance, grasped the lady's upper arms to haul her back, but was met with spirited resistance and a theatrical performance of hysterics worthy of Drury Lane. This pic - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

BAL MAIDEN: 'Jinny [Martin] was a spaller at the mine' (Ross Poldark, 1, iii, 3). Spalling - breaking up ore using a cobbing hammer. Bal-maiden - a girl who works on the surface of a mine (F.W.P. Jago, 'The Ancient Language and the Dialect of Cornwall', p.111).     ✫ღ⊰n

BAL MAIDEN: 'Jinny [Martin] was a spaller at the mine' (Ross Poldark, iii, Spalling - breaking up ore using a cobbing hammer. Bal-maiden - a girl who works on the surface of a mine (F. Jago, 'The Ancient Language and the Dialect of Cornwall', ✫ღ⊰n

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