Everybody Loves a Giraffe, Especially our George

On the first floor of the Royal Pavilion, in the corridor outside the Adelaide Tearooms, there is a selection of satirical Georgian prints on display. One of them entitled The Great Joss and his Playthings by “Shortshanks” Robert Seymour from … Continued

Satire on a Royal Marriage 1795

James Gillray, The Lover’s Dream, 24 January 1795 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint. FA208920 George, Prince of Wales had promised to marry Caroline of Brunswick in exchange for writing off his debts. In the print, his wife to be hovers over … Continued

The Brightonian Cartoons

Back in the 1880s, Brighton’s newspapers were full of local celebrities. But in contrast to the performers and reality TV stars of today, these were clergymen, councillors and public servants. We have recently digitised the Brightonian Cartoons, a series of … Continued

The March Hare

“The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad — at least not so mad as it was in March.” – Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll. The character … Continued

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