Nell Gwynn

A Letter From London

You see it everywhere; the sign that reads ‘Welcome Back’. The pubs, shops and restaurants are open for outdoor dining only, the vaccination scheme is working and the West End has gone through an unimaginable transformation. In just eighteen months central London has changed out of all recognition. It has become a semi-derelict inner city […]

Nell Gwynn’s Back

It’s hard to emphasise how important Nell Gwynn once was in English history, as a folk figure, as a rags-to-riches ¬†Cinderella story, as an everywoman and as the first female actor star, she was called ‘pretty, witty Nell’ by Samuel Pepys and was always regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England. […]