The Old King’s Head

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 | 1 comment



Working on a novel set in Kingston between 1820 and 1840, provisionally entitled The Old King’s Head, the name of a tavern from the era.

One tavern among very many.

78 taverns in 1812, servicing a population of 2250 and 1500 soldiers.  In 1842 Montreal with a population of 45 000 had 220 licensed premises.  Kingston, with less than a quarter of the population (8-9000) had more than half that many (136).

Apparently Kingston is still a hospitality centre, with one of the highest restaurants per capita of any city in Canada.


One Comment

  1. Can’t wait to read your new novel. Looking forward to the wonders of Kingston’s rich and fascinating past. A story around Kingston’s historical pub life is just the thing.

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