Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Egyptomania

Napoleon’s Legacy The love affair between Western Europe and ancient Egypt can be traced to Napoleon’s invasion of Alexandria in 1798. I had always thought of the French mission to Egypt as an “expedition.” In truth it was a military maneuver aimed … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Egyptomania

Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Blackfriar’s Bridge, London

  Like so many places in London, Blackfriar’s Bridge has an official name that hardly anyone knows. It was originally named Pitt Bridge for the Prime Minister, William Pitt, who was in power when it was first built in 1769. But, … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Blackfriar’s Bridge, London