Art History

Family Business

On 14 November I shall be speaking at the annual History of the book Trade Conference at Stationers' Hall on the history of the various businesses of the Humphrey family 1757-1835.  

Gillray in Grub Street

On 22 May 2019 I shall be giving a seminar paper at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art in Bedford Square London on 'Gillray in Grub Street: some episodes from the 1780s'. All welcome.

Spies, Plots and Lies

The beginning of August saw the publication of This Dark Business, an analysis of the early stages of the Secret War against Napoleon. I am quite proud of this book which has been very favourably reviewed by Andrew Roberts in the Sunday Times.

Mellon Fellowship

I have been awarded a senior fellowship by the Paul Mellon Centre in London to complete a book book provisionally entitled James Gillray and the Business of Satire. I have always wanted to write a book on Gillray and I am most grateful to the

Versailles and American Independence

The American theme continued with a one-day conference at Versailles to accompany the exhibition Versailles et l'Indépendence Américaine. I had made small contributions to the catalogue on the theme of propaganda and was asked to speak on the image of the French and Americans in

Bunbury at Bury

Thanks to all who helped set up and attended what for me was a most enjoyable discussion of the work of Henry William Bunbury at Moyse's Hall in Bury St Edmunds. I thoroughly recommend the little exhibition on this likable local and international figure that