Bath: They Came to Bath

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Mary Countess Of Belmore

1755-1841

Lady Belmore lived at 17 Royal Crescent for thirty years until her death in 1841 at the age of eighty-six....

William Beckford

1759-1844

No record of English eccentrics would be complete without a chapter on William Beckford. He had a passion for building...

Admiral Volant Vashon Ballard

1774-1829

Bath provided a haven for many retired admirals during the nineteenth century, and Ballard is by no means the most...

Jane Austen

1775-1817

There are four houses in Bath that can claim to have accommodated Jane Austen during her active association with the...

Frederick Augustus, Duke Of York

1763-1827

George III’s second son, Frederick Augustus, Duke of York, enjoys a modest measure of immortality because he inspired a nursery...

Christopher Anstey

1724-1805

In 1766 a small book, The New Bath Guide, was published by Dodsley, a London bookseller. It was written by a...

Queen Anne

1665-1714

During the last three hundred years that have been several royal visits to Bath. Queen Elizabeth I came in 1574,...

Major John Andre

1751-1780

John André was born and educated at Geneva, and came to Bath when he was nineteen, living for a time...

Ralph Allen

1693-1764

Of the three men generally held to have been responsible for the city of Bath’s sensational eighteenth-century development—Ralph Allen, Beau Nash and John...

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