The Inquisitions are ‘treasury’ documents, recording the rights and privileges of the crown over land held by tenants-in-chief in Ireland. The Inquisitions Post Mortem were surveys undertaken by the court […]

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An exhibition—‘George Catlin: American Indian Portraits’—opened earlier this year in the National Portrait Gallery, London, with the bull buffaloes of British art criticism, Brian Sewell and Andrew Graham-Dixon, locking horns […]

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The Indians’ engagement with Dublin and its people was by turns philosophical and farcical. They weren’t passive bystanders or mere entertainers—they had opinions and voices of their own, including some […]

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The Nation was quite smitten and reacted politically, as might be expected: ‘We were greatly pleased with Mr Catlin’s tableaux. His collection of dresses and arms is good, and he […]

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The Casino at Marino, north Dublin, is one of the finest garden temples in Europe. It was built in the 1760s in the grounds of Marino House, a hunting lodge […]

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