A Cup of Kindness Yet?

January 25 is the celebration of Burns Night and having enjoyed a fabulous supper of Haggis - I had to refuse the 'wee dram' of fine Scotch whiskey on offer. However, had I done so, I could have raised a glass in honour of the character in this post - Lady Caroline Lamb who died on this day in 1828 at the age of forty two AND it's probably fair to say that even with the passage of time, opinion remains as divided about her in death, as it was in life!

The Ghost of Piccadilly

Inspired by the life of this fabulous poet – the Ghost of Piccadilly is the story of a 12th scale historical house which has enjoyed world wide recognition. And a story FAR from over!

My Lady Brigante!

The Lady Brigante loves nothing more than shocking unsuspecting folk with the tale that she was abandoned at birth by gypsies and raised en famille with kindly mice in the crypt of an old church...

Dances with Bonfires!

In November 1812 and 207 years after Guy Fawkes had been denied his dream of a glorious Catholic emancipation, the disgruntled and disgraced "barrel of gunpowder" Lady Caroline Lamb was participating in her own unique celebration at Brocket Hall...

Standing Before the Giaour…

The astonishment expressed by Lady Caroline Lamb in October 1814 to the news that her beloved Byron had not only proposed to her cousin Annabella Milbanke but that she had accepted him. Given that Caroline had once promised to 'buy a pistol at Mantons & stand before the Giaour & his legal wife & shoot myself' upon hearing the rumour of Byron's betrothal in September 1814 - her reaction to this news was anticipated with some concern...

It’s Daggers at Dawn!

On the evening of Monday July 5 Lord Byron attended a 'Small Waltzing Party' at the home of Lady Heathcote despite his intense dislike for the 'fashionable Waltz' on account of his lameness AND for his disdain for anything remotely fashionable...