Category: 18th century

The Novel and 18th-Century Criminal Biography

The novel emerged as the dominant literary form in the 1700s, but one of its influences was the contemporary genre of criminal biography.

Kew Gardens’ Imperial Connections

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew were founded by Princess Augusta (1713-1772) in the 1760s. In 1838 a Royal Commission was set up to inquire into the future of the gardens. The Commission concluded that, after years of official neglect, ‘the gardens should either be put on a professional footing or be closed’.