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  • Pencil drawing of an Egyptian Temple by I.K.Brunel,1858

    Brunel’s Last Year

      Image: Pencil drawing of an Egyptian Temple by I. K. Brunel, 1858. Clive Richards Brunel Collection – By Courtesy of...
  • Robert Stephenson

    Victorian Séances

      Image: Robert Stephenson by Maull & Polybank, 1856 The 19th century is often regarded as a time of secularisation...
  • Breguet watch 1785, bought by the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin, photographed at the Musee Guimet 2008

    Brunel the watchmaker

      Image: Breguet watch No. 92 (1785), bought by the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin. Musée des Arts et Métiers. How do you make...
  • Eliza Acton's 'Modern Cookery for Private Families’

    Victorian baking

      Image: Cover of Eliza Acton's Modern Cookery for Private Families, 1847 edition (first published 1845). Who wrote one...
  • Ship's newspaper

    News at sea

      On many voyages, the passengers produced a ship’s newspaper, as many found that it afforded some excitement and...