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Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

26 April 2017

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall...

Account book recording personal expenditure and receipts

24 April 2017

Manuscript account book in a single hand recording the personal expenditures of Lady Sophia Wodehouse between January 1798 and December 1816. The volume lists the payments that she...

A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures

21 April 2017

Author: Desenfans, Noel Joseph, 1745-1807 Title: A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures, of the Roman, Venetian, Spanish, French, Flemish,...

The traytors coat of arms

18 April 2017

A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the...