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When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...
Frances Burney kept a selection of her literary manuscripts in a battered brown envelope labelled ‘old composition odds...
Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...
Print, Etching, Image
These prints mock the towering hairstyles, wigs and extravagant fashions of late 18th-century Britain. They come from t...
Print, Book, Illustration, Image
The artist and poet William Blake (1757–1827) was moved, provoked and inspired by the poetry of John Milton, especially ...