Wow!  I was expecting frocks, maybe even unwearable frocks along with shoes that defy gravity.  I was not expecting an emotional rollercoaster, that’s not usually on the agenda for a display of expensive clothes.  I’m…

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Confession time: I love John Singer Sargent and have done since my late teens.  If I could choose one artist to have been friends with it would be JSS.  A postcard of his portrait of…

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Two Henrys, three Catherines, two Annes, two Janes, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth: we all know the Tudors.  They are big beasts of British history: only Arthur and his cakes, William and his conquest, Charles and…

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