John Boys

John Boys, agriculturalist, was well known for his breed of South Down sheep.

Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer, translator, and linguist who was born in Deal.

Elizabeth Burgess

Playwright and pastry-maker.

Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe was a defining figure of the eighteenth century Gothic romance, with literary sensations such as The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1796). Both of these are set in the exotic climate of southern Europe. However, Ann Radcliffe never went to Italy, even better than that, she came to Kent.

The Bloody Code

The Bloody Code applied death sentences to a growing number of crimes, while others attracted cruel penalties of mutilation, burning and whipping.

The Kentish Gazette

The Intelligence inserted in this Paper will be of the latest date, and selected from the most approved News Papers of London and other Parts of the Kingdom.