Photo 22 Jan The ‘Life of Alexander’ and West Africa
Photo 24 Jul Dutch Hundred-Leaved Rose: the cover of History Today, October 1965.

Dutch Hundred-Leaved Rose: the cover of History Today, October 1965.

Text 28 Mar

A recipe for ‘quodeny of plomes’ (or plums, as we call them today) from a 17th-century cookbook

"Take any kind of plomes and boyl them all to piece in Apple water then strain the water from them again and put to a pint of the said water a quarter of a pound of Loaf Sugar and let it boyl till it hangs thick at your spoon then wet your moulds and put it into them and when it is through could [thoroughly cold] put it into boxes and keep it for your use.”

Photo 13 Mar Richard Burbage, star of Shakespeare’s theatrical company and the man who etablished London’s original Globe theatre, died on 13th March 1619.

Richard Burbage, star of Shakespeare’s theatrical company and the man who etablished London’s original Globe theatre, died on 13th March 1619.

Photo 7 Mar Another view of the shortlisted covers.

Another view of the shortlisted covers.

Photo 7 Mar Cover options for the April mag. Click to view a larger version.

Cover options for the April mag. Click to view a larger version.

Photo 29 Feb Patrick Bishop in our makeshift studio today, being interviewed for our March podcast.

Patrick Bishop in our makeshift studio today, being interviewed for our March podcast.

Link 21 Feb An Elizabethan recipe for pancakes»

"Take new thicke Creame a pine, foure or five yolks of egs, a good handful of flower and two or three spoonefuls of ale…"

Photo 15 Feb Previous attempts at curbing Britain’s booze culture haven’t panned out too well… Hogarth knew a bit about this.

Previous attempts at curbing Britain’s booze culture haven’t panned out too well… Hogarth knew a bit about this.

Photo 10 Feb The March magazine arrives in the office

The March magazine arrives in the office


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