Monthly Archives: July, 2014

The Reverend Dr Thomas Sedgwick Whalley and the Queen of Bath

Chris Stephens’ study of the building of Mendip Lodge and the social life of Georgian England that was hosted there has culminated in this eminently readable book. The remarkable Rev. Whalley was poet, pamphleteer, traveller and horticulturist.  His life (1746 – 1828) was one of extravagance, generosity and intellectual activity, spent among some of the […]