The history of Bath

Bath’s dark gothic past

As Halloween approaches Jenny McAuley explores the city’s links with the Gothic writers of the last 200 years It was 200 years ago this December that Jane Aust...

Jane Austen’s connections with Bath

Catherine Pitt traces Jane Austen’s associations with Bath to mark the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s death July 2017 sees the bicentenary of Jane Auste...

More tea, Vicar? – The history of tea

Jessica Hope explores the vast history of Britain’s love affair with tea It has instigated wars, it has boosted morale in times of conflict, become a nationa...

Remains of the day: Medieval Bath

Historian Catherine Pitt takes a look at what remains of a neglected side of Bath’s history – and shows us where we can find vestiges of a much older city Ba...

Shaping Victorian Bath

Charles Bayer’s corset factory opened in Bath 125 years ago. Eirlys Penn tells the undercover story A Bayer corset was a thing of wonder. Finely engineered u...

Alas! Poor Romeo: Bath’s worst actor

Historian Catherine Pitt tells the story of a man considered to be the worst actor in history, yet Bath audiences queued to see him perform Bath, 1808 – gent...

The famous visitors of Bath’s past

Jessica Hope delves into the archives and discovers some of Bath’s most illustrious visitors from centuries gone Bath attracts all kinds of famous and notabl...