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Morris as Camp Cook

Fiona Rose

Morris as Camp Cook

It is well known that William Morris was a generous host: his friend and fellow socialist Bruce Glasier recalled a picnic in 1889 hosted by Morris on the banks of the Thames where he, “took upon himself the duties of Master of Ceremonies. He insisted on doing everything himself – opening the packages, laying out the plates, knives and forks, and glasses, and uncorking the wine bottles. What a feast was spread before us... And all the time Morris kept our fancy on the wing with stories and curious lore, and droll comments on the comestibles he laid before us.”...

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William Morris and the South Kensington Museum

Fiona Rose

William Morris and the South Kensington Museum

Home to his Firm's Green Dining Room, William Morris had a close personal and working relationship with the South Kensington Museum, known today as the Victoria & Albert Museum...

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Who was ‘Marshall’ in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co?

Fiona Rose

Who was ‘Marshall’ in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co?

Who was the mysterious Marshall in the story of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co ?

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Morris in Bloomsbury

Fiona Rose

Morris in Bloomsbury

William Morris’s personal and professional association with Bloomsbury spanned 25 years including two residences and two locations for his business Morris & Co.

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The Soldier in William Morris

Fiona Rose

The Soldier in William Morris

William Morris was a soldier - surely not? I thought I knew most things about Morris but his military "career" - if you can call it that - took me completely by surprise as highlighted by Malcolm Youngs in a recent edition of The Friends of Red House Newsletter...

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