05 Nov 2019

The Hidden Life of Sara Coleridge

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What did Dorothy Wordsworth write about Sara Coleridge (wife of Samuel Taylor Coleridge) in her letters, and why was she so critical of her?

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12 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Food

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What does our manuscript collection, and the work of food historian Peter Brears, tell us about the recipes that the Wordsworths used and the food that they bought?

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19 Nov 2019

The Romantics and Ancient Art

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How did the eighteenth-century vogue for collecting antiquities inspire Romantic poets and artists?

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26 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Windermere Ferry

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Wordsworth frequently used the ferry as a schoolboy and a young man – what stories does it have to tell, and how has it changed over the centuries?

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03 Dec 2019

Wordsworth and the Grasmere Volunteers

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Why did Wordsworth enlist in the Grasmere Volunteers during the Napoleonic Wars – and what was being a volunteer like?

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10 Dec 2019

Wordsworth and the French Revolution

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In France at the heart of the Revolution, how did Wordsworth’s experiences affect his life, politics and poetry?

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17 Dec 2019

The Women Who Created the Cottonian Libraries

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Wordsworth and Robert Southey owned books bound in beautiful cottons, their ‘Cottonian’ libraries. Who were the members of their families that fashioned them, and was Mary Wordsworth one of them?

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