Lichfield

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A Portrait of Anna Seward

Anna Seward: “Swan of Lichfield” Born in Derbyshire in 1742, Anna Seward was the daughter of Thomas… read more »

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A Portrait of Dr. Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin: Doctor, Inventor, Poet and Educationalist Erasmus Darwin was born at Elston, near Nottingham, in 1731… read more »

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A Portrait of Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth: Author and Educationalist Text: Kate Iles Image: Birmingham City Archives Maria Edgeworth was born in Oxford in… read more »

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A Portrait of Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Richard Lovell Edgeworth: Inventor, Educator and Reformer In 1744, Edgeworth was born in Bath into a landowning… read more »

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A Portrait of Thomas Day

Thomas Day: Humanitarian and Reformer Thomas Day was born in 1748. His father was a landowner and… read more »

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A Window on the World: Richard Greene’s Museum of Curiosities in Lichfield

Image: “An East View of the Cathedral Church of St Chad’s & Close of Lichfield; Taken from Stow-pool… read more »

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An “ever-open door”: Erasmus Darwin and Lichfield

Samuel Johnson described Lichfield as a “city of philosophers” where Erasmus Darwinwas the most prominent of an outstanding group of… read more »

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Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin

Image: Engraving of Erasmus Darwin M.D. Birmingham Central Library 3. Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin 1756 saw the… read more »

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Anna Seward and her Poetry

Image: Frontispiece from Llangollen Vale with other Poems by Anna Seward, London, Third Edition, 1796 Birmingham Central Library 5. Anna… read more »

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Anna Seward and her World

Image: The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral Lantern Slide, Birmingham Central Library 1. Anna Seward and her World… read more »

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Anna Seward and Lichfield Society

Image: Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace, Lichfield Lantern Slide, Birmingham Central Library 2. Anna Seward and Lichfield Society So, how… read more »

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Anna Seward, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Thomas Day and Brooke Boothby

Image: Engraving of Richard Lovell Edgeworth Birmingham Central Library 4. Anna Seward, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Thomas  Lichfield and… read more »

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British Antiquities in Greene’s Museum

Image: “A Draught of the Curious Clock in the possession of Mr Ricd Green of Lichfield”, one of… read more »

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Crucifix Conduit and Friary Gates

The Crucifix Conduit built by the Conduit Lands Trust. The Trust was founded in 1546 and contributed… read more »

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Curiosities in Greene’s Museum

Image: “Miss Seward”. John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield(London, 1805). Anna Seward, the Lichfield poet… read more »

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PlayErasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield Enlightenment

Erasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield Enlightenment

Dr Erasmus Darwin was at the heart of Lichfield’s rise as a centre of Enlightenment thought. Dr… read more »

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Floyer and Erasmus Darwin

Image: Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1792). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Erasmus Darwin, who started… read more »

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Floyer and Samuel Johnson

Image: Print of Samuel Johnson from John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield (London, 1805). Image from: Local… read more »

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Floyer and the Medical Importance of Bathing

Image: Stowe Pool, Lichfield from John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield (London, 1805). In front of… read more »

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Floyer’s Pioneering Medical Publications

Image: St John’s Hospital, Lichfield. Floyer based much of his evidence in his book, The Physician’s Pulse-Watch, from evidence… read more »

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Herva at the Tomb of Argantyr by Anna Seward

[from “Llangollen Vale with Other Poems”] (22) HERVA*, AT THE TOMB OF ARGANTYR A RUNIC DIALOGUE HERVA.… read more »

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Lichfield and her Final Years

Image: An East View of the Cathedral Church and Close of Lichfield, taken from Stowe Pool, near St.… read more »

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Lichfield Grammer School

Lichfield Grammar School, St John’s Street in the early 19th century. The school was originally located in… read more »

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Lichfield in the late 18th century

Image: View of Lichfield Cathedral and part of the Close from Erasmus Darwin House. Image from: Erasmus Darwin House,… read more »

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Lichfield Theatre

Lichfield’s Theatre was opened in Bore Street in 1790 and designed by James Miller. The playhouse was… read more »

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PlayLichfield, City of Philosophers

Lichfield, City of Philosophers

In the mid eighteenth century Lichfield became a ‘city of philosophers’. With contributions from Dr Malcolm Dick… read more »

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Richard Greene and 18th Century Museums

Image: Portrait of Richard Greene. Stebbing Shaw, History and Antiquities of Staffordshire, Vol.1 (London, 1798). Image from: Local Studies and… read more »

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Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace

Michael Johnson’s Bookselling premises on the corner of Market and Breadmarket Streets. Image from: T G Lomax,… read more »

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Sir John Floyer and Lichfield

Image: South-west view of Lichfield, an eighteenth century print engraved by J Ryland and published in John Jackson, History… read more »

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THE DYING NEGRO

ADVERTISEMENT. The following Poem was occasioned by a fact which had recently happened at the time of… read more »

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The Lunar Society and Education

Image: Lunar Society member, Thomas Day, humanitarian poet and writer, who tried to introduce Rousseau’s educational ideas into… read more »

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The Lunar Society and Education

Image: Richard Lovell Edgeworth, member of the Lunar Society, inventor and writer. The educational publication, Practical Education was… read more »

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The Lunar Society and Education

Image: Dr Erasmus Darwin, doctor, scientist and poet and friend of Priestley in the Lunar Society. His Plan for… read more »

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The occurrences of common life: Samuel Johnson, Practical Science and Industry in the Midlands

Image: 18th Century Birmingham trade token (n.d.). H Biggs halfpenny with a bust of Dr Samuel Johnson and… read more »

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Time Past by Anna Seward

[from “Llangollen Vale with Other Poems”] ( 41 ) TO TIME PAST WRITTEN DEC. 1772. RETURN, blest… read more »

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