William’s life and times

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Leisure & luxury


  • Associates & partners
  • Family members: May 30, 2018 / 1783. | See also: Facts of life; Sisters; Uncles, aunts and cousins; Valentia v. Valentia; Wills of other people.
  • Servants | See also: Wills of other people.


Scandals & reputation: June 1, 2018 / 1811.


  • Estates & wills: | See also: ‘Marie Courtenay’; William’s wills; Wills of other people.
  • Patronage
  • Rank & titles


William Blake: Albion Rose, 1793. Wikimedia Commons