Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Forthcoming Anniversaries

John Nash's Birthday

John Nash

18 Jan 1752: John Nash was born this day in 1752. He was the architect responsible for planning large areas of west London for the Prince Regent, later George IV. His often theatrical deigns appealed to royal taste. His work at Buckingham Palace may be seen on the elegant façade facing the garden. His most famous building is Brighton Pavilion with its ... (read more...)

Expulsion of John Wilkes from Parliament

Betsy Ross and the first American flag.

19 Jan 1764: On 19 January 1764, John Wilkes, MP for Middlesex, was expelled from Parliament for obscene libel and seditious libel after he published a pornographic poem entitled "An Essay on Woman" as a parody of Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man". Wilkes was known for his radical politics and supported the rebels in the American War of Independence. (read more...)

Lord Byron's Birthday

Lord Byron

22 Jan 1788: George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron was born this day in 1788. In 1798 he inherited Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, which had been left in a state of disrepair by his great-uncle William, the 5th Baron Byron (known as the "Wicked" Lord Byron). Byron sold the house when he left for Europe in 1816. He wrote his greatest poetic ... (read more...)

The Birthday of Lord Byron

Lord Byron

22 Jan 1788: George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron was born this day in 1788. In 1798 he inherited Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, which had been left in a state of disrepair by his great-uncle William, the 5th Baron Byron (known as the "Wicked" Lord Byron). Byron sold the house when he left for Europe in 1816. He wrote his greatest poetic ... (read more...)

Sir John Vanbrugh's Birthday

Sir John Vanbrugh

23 Jan 1664: Sir John Vanbrugh was Christened on 24 January 1664. He was a playwright whose whose second career as an architect developed from an interest in stage design. Vanbrugh was in many senses a radical throughout his life. As a young man and a committed Whig, he was part of the scheme to overthrow James II, put William III on ... (read more...)

Accession of George IV

King George IV

29 Jan 1820: King George IV ascended to the throne this day in 1820. (read more...)

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