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The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour was ‘a phenomenon which shaped the creative and intellectual sensibilities of some of the eighteenth century’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers’. So reads the opening paragraph of Adam Matthew Digital’s new website, The Grand Tour. It is a substantial claim to make, but a fair one. The Grand Tour, which attracted BritishContinue reading “The Grand Tour”

The Satirical Gaze: Prints of Women in Late Eighteenth-Century England

In 1993 Amanda Vickery's now well-known historiographical review 'Golden Age to Separate Spheres?' provided an exhaustive survey of the interpretation of the position, identity and role of English women from the early modern to the Victorian periods.(1) It was a timely project in response the wealth of interest and research in that field over theContinue reading “The Satirical Gaze: Prints of Women in Late Eighteenth-Century England”