This social, artistic, and cultural history examines three generations of the Lushington family and their relationships with prominent British figures and family members' roles in larger trends such as abolitionism, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and positivist philosophy.--Gillian Sutherland, Newnham College
Instead, the Lushington family generally tolerated a wide variety of religious beliefs or no belief at all. It has been said that wherever social conscience and reform needed to be stirred into action, a Lushington could usually be ...
Author: David Taylor
Category: Bloombury group
This book is about the life and times of Richard Congreve. This polemicist was the first thinker to gain instant infamy for publishing cogent critiques of imperialism in Victorian Britain. As the foremost British acolyte of Auguste Comte, Congreve sought to employ the philosopher’s new science of sociology to dismantle the British Empire. With an aim to realise in its place Comte’s global vision of utopian socialist republican city-states, the former Oxford don and ex-Anglican minister launched his Church of Humanity in 1859. Over the next forty years, Congreve engaged in some of the most pressing foreign and domestic controversies of his day, despite facing fierce personal attacks in the Victorian press. Congreve made overlooked contributions to the history of science, political economy, and secular ethics. In this book Matthew Wilson argues that Congreve’s polemics, ‘in the name of Humanity’, served as the devotional practices of his Positivist church.
—Dr David Taylor, FSA author of The Remarkable Lushington Family. Reformers, Pre-Raphaelites, Positivists, and the Bloomsbury Group Matthew Wilson Richard Congreve, Positivist Politics, the Victorian Press, and.
Author: Matthew Wilson
Publisher: Springer Nature
The fourth edition of Jane Austen's Letters incorporates the findings of new scholarship to enrich our understanding of Austen and give us the fullest view yet of her life and family. The biographical and topographical indexes have been updated, a new subject index has been created, and the contents of the notes added to the general index.
Home of the Lushington family; between Faversham and Sittingbourne, S of the A2. Oakley, Hants. Village 4 miles W of Basingstoke,just off the B3400, and between Worting and Ashe. Oakley Hall, earlier known as Hall Place, the home of the ...
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fascinating new research into Pre-Raphaelite painters and collectors in Northern England positions Liverpool as the Victorian art capital of the north in Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition to examine Liverpool’s role in the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.The exhibition will be held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, from 12 February to 5 June 2016, and is being produced by National Museums Liverpool, working with the specialist art historian Christopher Newall, whose insightful essays will feature in the book. Containing new research on Pre-Raphaelite patrons and painters in Liverpool, including the collector John Miller and the artist John Ingle Lee, the book examines the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown and Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors, and the institutions that welcomed them, notably the forward-thinking Liverpool Academy. It will serve as an account of an important aspect of British artistic culture in the 19th century - and yet one for which there is no previous source of information. It will also feature approximately 100 works from the exhibition.
For the first time we can actually look upon Miller's face, thanks to David Taylor's work on the Lushington family archive at the Surrey History Centre, which will undoubtedly bring forward many more new insights into the Lushingtons' ...
Author: Christopher Newall
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
The semi - autobiographical life of Hardy , produced by his second wife after his death , refers briefly to his visit to the London home of the Lushington family where he ' looked at the portrait of Lusington's father , who had known ...
Author: Thomas Hardy Society
He married Jane Lushington , by whom he hail , 1 , John Lushington Reilly ; 2 , William Edmond Ruilly , who was High Sheriff of the ... who exhbits the hereditary talents and best characteristics of this family in a remarkable degree .
Many years in preparation, this first volume of Lang and Shannon's edition of Tennyson's correspondence lives up to all expectations. In a comprehensive introduction the editors present not only the biographical background, with vivid portrayals of the dramatis personae, but also the story of the manuscripts, the ones that were destroyed and the many that luckily survived. The Tennyson who emerges in this volume is not a serene or Olympian figure. He is moody, impulsive, often reckless, now full of camaraderie, now plagued by anxiety or resentment, deeply attached to close friends and family and uninterested in the social scene. His early life is unenviable: we see glimpses of the embittered, drunken father, the distraught mother, the swarm of siblings in the rectory at Somersby in Lincolnshire. The happiest period is the three years at Cambridge, terminated when his father dies, and the two years thereafter, with Arthur Hallam engaged to his sister and a frequent visitor at their house. The shock of Hallam's death in 1833, coupled with the savage attack on Tennyson's poems in the Quarterly Review, is followed by depression, bouts of alcoholism, financial problems, and gradually, in the 1840s, increasing recognition of his work. The year 1850 sees the publication of In Memoriam, his long-deferred marriage at age forty to Emily Seliwood, and his acceptance, not without misgivings, of the post of Poet Laureate. The editors have garnered and selected a large number of letters to and about Tennyson which supplement his own letters, fill in lacunae in the narrative, and reveal him to us as his friends and contemporaries saw him.
1013 3 The whole remarkable family deserves a chronicler , and three members of one branch of it are important in Tennyson's life . Edmund Law Lushington ( see above , p . 116 n . ) and Henry Lushington ( 1812-55 ) were both at ...
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson, Baron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Poets, English
Local prisons of the late nineteenth century refined harsh systems of punishment: 2 years' local imprisonment was considered the most severe punishment known to English law. This work shows how private concerns became public policy.
Leaving office for the first time , in June 1895 , a remarkable tribute from the distant and taciturn Lushington showed that Asquith was more than a ... Personal communication to author from a member of Ruggles - Brise's family .
Author: Seán McConville
Publisher: Psychology Press
This chronicle of ten controversial mid-Victorian trials features brother versus brother, aristocrats fighting commoners, an imposter to a family's fortune, and an ex-priest suing his ex-wife, a nun. Most of these trials--never before analyzed in depth--assailed a culture that frowned upon public displays of bad taste, revealing fault lines in what is traditionally seen as a moral and regimented society. The author examines religious scandals, embarrassments about shaky family trees, and even arguments about which architecture is most likely to convert people from one faith to another.
All of these developments made Lushington persona non grata in his very own family. His defense of the imposter could only have meant he expected somehow to stay in residence at Tichborne House if the imposter prevailed. In a remarkable ...
Author: Tom Zaniello
Category: True Crime
Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland William Anderson. SHAW . 447 SHEDDEN . а men . a chie . The remarkable case of Christian Shaw , a daughter , house procured for him by ...
Author: William Anderson