Tuke of Chiswick

chiswick house

Between 1892 and 1928, Chiswick House was a private asylum, run by the Tuke family, who rented the house from the Duke of Devonshire. Francesca visits to find out more.

The ‘Skeleton 19’ Mystery

Jo Gray Archive Room Dover Castle

A visit to the English Heritage archaeological store at Dover Castle, where curator Jo Gray shows Francesca Skeleton 19, which gives evidence linking the site to Deaf and disability history.

The last century of a very ancient house

Maison Dieu is all that remains of a 13th century monastery complex. We can only guess what it looked like for most of that period. Photographs show us that it was still changing with the times, even in the last century.