The Harveian Oration is a yearly lecture held at the Royal College of Physicians of London. 1897 – William Roberts, On Science and Modern Civilisation.
 Braga’s Serenade – “La serenata” (Serenade) – sometimes called “Angel’s Serenade” or “Leggenda Valacca” (Wallachian Legend), is a dialogue between a worried mother and a girl who hears an angel’s voice calling her. In the end the girl follows the voice (“O mamma buona notte, io seguo il suon, io seguo il suon!”).
 Possibly Christchurch Cemetery where their father, Philip Boyd was buried. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis (pthsis) aged 42 in 1888.
 Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen.
 Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day.
 “The Lord of the Isles : and, the vision of Don Roderick” by Walter Scott – published 1811.
 The Battle of Talavera (27–28 July 1809) was fought just outside the town of Talavera de la Reina, Spain. An Anglo-Spanish army under Sir Arthur Wellesley combined with a Spanish army under General Cuesta in operations fought against French-occupied Madrid.
 Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1815 – 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck was a conservative German statesman who masterminded the unification of Germany in 1871 and served as its first chancellor until 1890, in which capacity he dominated European affairs for two decades.