Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Forthcoming Anniversaries

Francis Johnson's Birthday

Francis Johnson

18 Apr 1911: Francis Johnson was born this day in Bridlington in 1911. He was an early member of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire and much involved in the conservation and renovation of Georgian buildings, both in the Yorkshire and nationally. His architectural practice was always based in Bridlington and has been carried on at Craven House, a former home of ... (read more...)

Lexington & Concord

Betsy Ross and the first American flag.

19 Apr 1775: On this day in 1775 the first battles of the American Revolution took place in Massachusetts. (read more...)

The most remarkable woman in the kingdom


21 Apr 1814: Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, was born 207 years ago today as Angela Georgina Burdett. She was the daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet and Sophia, daughter of banker Thomas Coutts. In 1837 she became the wealthiest woman in England when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of nearly three million pounds. She spent her fortune on philanthropy; ... (read more...)

Coronation of Queen Anne

Queen Anne

23 Apr 1702: Queen Anne was crowned this day in 1702. (read more...)

Lord Burlington's Birthday

The 3rd Earl of Burlington

25 Apr 1694: The Rt. Hon. Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (Bridlington) and 4th Earl of Cork was born this day in 1694. He took a keen interest in architecture and was instrumental in the Palladian revival of the early eighteenth century. He commissioned Isaac Ware to produce the first accurate English edition of Palladio's "Four Books of Architecture" and was ... (read more...)

Napoleon signs general Amnesty.

26 Apr 1802: On this day in 1802 Napoleon Bonaparte signed a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually consolidate his own rule. (read more...)

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