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Toby Clements’ “Winter Pilgrims”: identity, love and the War of the Roses

There are plenty of historical novels about that are dealing with the War of the Roses (let’s face it, the story sort of writes itself), but Toby Clements’ King Maker: Winter Pilgrims nevertheless stands out. Winter Pilgrims is the first part of a series ostensibly centring on Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (1428-71), but in contrast to Conn…

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The Grand Tour: East Midlands-style, 2015. Part 1- Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary and Chatsworth House

The term “Grand Tour’ evokes images of eighteenth- century British travellers exploring Europe, especially Italy and Greece, as part of their cultaural coming-of-age; in this context, the Grand Tour traditionally refers to experiences of living and practices of collecting that transformed elite living in the ealry 1800s. Encountering the term in 2015 is a bit…