Christine Wells

Archive for the 'London Research Trip' Category

IMG_0247One of the many fascinating aspects of researching THE WIFE’S TALE was delving into English legal history. Nowhere–except perhaps in the courts themselves–does that history seem more alive than among the Inns of Court.

Technically, the term “Inns of Court” refers to the professional associations of barristers in England and Wales. To practise as a barrister, one must belong to … Read more »

images-25This treasure trove requires several visits–several hundred visits, perhaps–to study its immense collection of artefacts.

Sir John Soane was one of the few self-made gentlemen in England during the Georgian and Regency periods. He began as a bricklayer in his father’s business but his talent for architectural drawing caught the eye of someone in the position to foster his career. … Read more »