The coronation of King Edward VIII
Impression of the coronation of King Edward VIII showing the moment the king is crowned. The illustration appeared in a prepared Coronation number of the Illustrated London News, still in existence in the archive, full of images of the day, as well as blank pages ready for photographs. Edward abdicated the throne in December 1936 in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson and was succeeded by his younger brother, Albert (George VI). He became Duke of Windsor and married Wallis in 1937.
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Pages from 'Bray's Designs for Cottages and Villas'
Book entitled 'Bray's Designs for Cottages and Villas' containing 26 hand-coloured designs of houses and 16 floor plans with room names and dimensions and one design for a garden seat, c.1825. This book is half bound in red Morocco leather and has gilt decoration on the spine and corners as well as gilt lettering on the title. Date: c.1825
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Two inner pages, The London Gazette
Two inner pages of an issue of The London Gazette, described by some as the world's most boring newspaper. It contains official government notices and news items, and dates back to the 1660s. Date: late 17th century
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