Lectures are in the PlayHouse: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

19 November 2020

Regency Revelations. The Lost Diary of a Dandy

By Mark Hill

This diary was found by accident in a quantity of books bought on Amazon and covers 2 years of the life of John Margesson from Summer 1831 to Summer 1833. This lively and entertaining lecture explores his life, obsessions, observations of Regency London and a scandal which resulted in his exile. Etchings, illustrations and photographs  accompany this lecture about the beautifully copper plated journal written by his nephew.

About the speaker

After studying History of Art and Architecture, Mark Hill began his career as a porter and Junior cataloguer at Bonhams before moving to Sotheby’s. He has been a director of an internet company and has founded his own publishing company. He is frequently seen on The Antiques Road Show as the Miscellany expert. He is an auctioneer and has lectured across the world.