Sir Samuel Hellier's 'Musical People'
The 18th century is littered with examples of remarkable people who contributed to the fabric of cultural life of England. Most of these were prominent composers such as Handel, Arne and Boyce, whose works have maintained their place in our musical canon or have been ‘rediscovered’ in more recent years. Others - non-musicians - were important patrons and collaborators such as King George the 1st, or members of the Royal families, or David Garrick, the theatrical producer. Yet