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19th century

Culture: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

27/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1886 R.L. Stevenson had a dream which inspired his famous story The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The story tells how Henry Jekyll, a successful...

Spotlight on... Charles Dickens

05/02/2018 by Victoria Heward
“There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.” Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens   Charles Dickens is one of Britain’s...

History: School

05/02/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1840 almost 2 million people lived in London, but there was no compulsory schooling and so very few children received an education. This high level...

Culture: What a Character!

05/02/2018 by Victoria Heward
Dickens’ characters are so famous and well-loved that somebody once said they are more real than most real human beings. One of the best known is the...

Spotlight on... Oscar Wilde

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I can resist everything except temptation.” Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde   The Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic,...

History: Dandyism and fashion

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
The words ‘dandy’ and ‘dandyism’ were first used to describe a man who loved fashion and was particularly interested in his physical appearance....