Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Amongst scholars and critics, Austen's realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer. Austen lived her entire life as part of a small and close-knit family located on the lower fringes of English gentry.
The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758. It is now a Grade I listed building. The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 – May 20, 1994) and a Briton, John Judkyn (1913 – July 27, 1963) and opened to the public for the first time on July 1, 1961.
The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century.
William Hoare RA (c. 1707 – 12 December 1792) was an English painter and printmaker, co-founder of the Royal Academy noted for his pastels. Born near Eye, Suffolk, Hoare received a gentleman’s education in Faringdon. He showed a marked aptitude for drawing and was sent to London to study under Giuseppe Grisoni, who had left Florence for London in 1715.
Thermae Bath Spa is a modern spa in the city of Bath, England, opened in 2006. It is owned by the local Bath and North East Somerset council, and operated by the Thermae Development Company. The main spa has two natural thermal baths, a rooftop pool and an indoor pool, a large steam room glass-partitioned into four circular zones, and body treatment facilities. Most of the facilities are in a modern building designed by Grimshaw Architects, with the older Cross Bath in a separate building.
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy (also known as the William Herschel Museum) is a small independent museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous astronomer, William Herschel and his sister, Caroline Herschel. Both made significant contributions to the field of astronomy and both were talented musicians.
Bath FM is a local independent radio station based at the former Weston railway station in Bath, England. The station was launched in November 1999. The station broadcasts to an area with a population of 104,000. In September 2008, RAJAR figures gave the station a weekly audience reach of 14% and an audience share of 2.7% In December 2008, after the acquisition by South West Radio Ltd, listening figures increased to an audience reach of 15% and an audience share of 3.4%.
Claverton Pumping Station is a pumping station, located in the village of Claverton in the English county of Somerset, which pumps water from the River Avon to the Kennet and Avon Canal using power from the flow of the River Avon. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building.
Ralph Allen (1693 – 29 June 1764) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was notable for his reforms to the UK postal system. He was baptised at St Columb Major, Cornwall on 24 July 1693. As a teenager he worked at the Post Office. He moved in 1710 to Bath, where he became a post office clerk, and at the age of 19, in 1712, became the Postmaster of Bath. In 1742 was elected Mayor of Bath, was the Member of Parliament for Bath between 1757 and 1764.
Ray Teal (January 12, 1902 – April 2, 1976) was an actor who appeared in more than 250 movies and some 90 television programs in his 37-year career. His longest running role was as Sheriff Roy Coffee on NBC's most successful western, Bonanza (1960 - 1972). He also played a sheriff in the film Ace in the Hole. In 1955, he had been cast as a ruthless cattle baron in the episode "Julesburg" of ABC's Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker, the first hour-long western series on a major network.
San Rafael Airport is a public airport located 7 km north of the downtown area of San Rafael, a department of the Mendoza Province in Argentina. It is also known by the names Suboficial Ayudante Santiago Germano, S.A. Santiago Germanó, or in Spanish: Aeropuerto San Rafael "Santiago Germano". The airport handled 27,740 passengers in 2007.
Klingons are a fictional warrior race in the Star Trek universe. They are recurring villains in the 1960s television show ', and have appeared in all five spin-off series and eight feature films. Initially intended to be swarthy antagonists for the crew of the USS Enterprise, the Klingons ended up a close ally of humanity and the United Federation of Planets in later television series. As originally developed by screenwriter Gene L.