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1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map

1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map
The Centre for Metropolitan History and Museum of London Archaeology wanted a map that could help them visualise data from the 18th and 19th centuries. They started by taking John Rocque’s 1746 map of London, putting the 24 parts together, then georeferencing it. (For non-cartographers, georeferencing is “the process by which an electronic image of the earth is located on to the earth in the right place, so that the features it depicts overlie the same features shown on a current measured reality”.) The results were overlaid onto a Google map, and voila! You can travel through London as it was in 1746, and, as a added bonus, see the differences between then and now by moving the StreetView icon around. Example: in 1746, Southwark was mainly a giant field, but look at all the blue lines on top of it! The map is incredibly detailed — you can zoom in anywhere — and there are dozens of boats on the Thames, which is nice. Related:  Regency EnglandIndustrial RevolutionInteresting

Historical and Regency Romance UK Spinning wheel History[edit] The earliest clear illustrations of the spinning wheel come from Baghdad (drawn in 1234),[2] China (c. 1270) and Europe (c. 1280), and there is evidence that spinning wheels had already come into use in both China and the Islamic world during the eleventh century.[3] According to Irfan Habib, the spinning wheel was introduced into India from Iran in the thirteenth century.[3] In France the spindle and distaff were not displaced until the mid 18th century.[4] According to Mark Elvin, 14th-century Chinese technical manuals describe an automatic water-powered spinning wheel. Comparable devices were not developed in Europe until the 18th century. In general, the spinning technology was known for a long time before being adopted by the majority of people, thus making it hard to fix dates of the improvements. Types of spinning wheels[edit] Charkha[edit] A lady yarning in a Charkha in MG Road Boulevard, Bangalore Modified and portable compact Charkha Great wheel[edit] Double drive[edit]

Ask A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy is created in the universe and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, ever vibration, every BTU of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid the energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got. And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. This is a transcript of a speech given by writer and performer Aaron Freeman on NPR News "All Things Considered".

Dressing a Regency Woman | Philippa Jane Keyworth This blog post aims to give you a brief outline of how a Regency woman would be dressed. The thing is, so many authors assume their readers know what a spencer jacket is, what a shift is, what stays are, and if you don’t you feel rather silly asking! I myself will admit, for the first time ever, that I didn’t know what a pelisse was for about the first six years of reading Georgette Heyer novels! So for all you people interested in Regency tidbits, hopefully this will provide you with a basic and simple guide to Regency women’s items of clothing and roughly what order they went on! This was a thin down that does the equivalent of a modern day vest and slip all in one. It went on nearest to the skin and usually had capped sleeves which would have been hidden under the puff sleeves of the dress the lady would put on later. A pair of short stays – these gave that wonderful shelf-like effect for the bosoms… Then came the stays. A dress with straps that goes over the shift and stays. Like this:

Weaving A plain weave: image of warp and weft A satin weave, common for silk, each warp thread floats over 16 weft threads. Cloth is usually woven on a loom, a device that holds the warp threads in place while filling threads are woven through them. A fabric band which meets this definition of cloth (warp threads with a weft thread winding between) can also be made using other methods, including tablet weaving, back-strap, or other techniques without looms.[3] The way the warp and filling threads interlace with each other is called the weave. The majority of woven products are created with one of three basic weaves: plain weave, satin weave, or twill.[4] Woven cloth can be plain (in one colour or a simple pattern), or can be woven in decorative or artistic designs. Process and terminology[edit] An Indian weaver preparing his warp on a pegged loom (another type of hand loom) Weaving can be summarized as a repetition of these three actions, also called the primary motion of the loom. History[edit]

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Two Nerdy History Girls Putting-out system The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work. Historically it was also known as the workshop system and the domestic system. In putting-out, work is contracted by a central agent to subcontractors who complete the work in off-site facilities, either in their own homes or in workshops with multiple craftsmen. The domestic system was suited to pre-urban times because workers did not have to travel from home to work which was quite impracticable due to the state of roads and footpaths and members of the household spent many hours in farm or household tasks. Early factory owners sometimes had to build dormitories to house workers, especially girls and women. The development of this trend is often considered to be a form of proto-industrialization and remained prominent until the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. At that point, it underwent name and geographical changes. Firearms[edit] Historian David A. All of the processes were carried out under different cottage roofs.

17 Easy Ways To Be Insanely Productive uld Mr Darcy afford a stately home today? A conversion chart, supposedly showing the modern-day worth of Jane Austen characters' fortunes, has surfaced on Twitter. At first glance, it seems to show that Mr Darcy's supposedly vast 1803 fortune in Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, worth $331,000 per year in modern US dollars, might not in fact stretch to quite the luxury of his 19th-century lifestyle if Darcy was alive today. It turns out that, if converted to 2013 GBP (the most recent year for which full information is available) using the percentage increase in the retail price index since the estimated time the novel was set, Mr Darcy's annual income of £10,000 in around 1803 would be worth £796,000 per year today. That still probably wouldn't be enough to run a modern incarnation of Pemberley, his beautiful fictional stately home in Derbyshire, if its costs were anything like the costs of running real-life Derbyshire stately home Chatsworth House today (£4m per year).