Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly
Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling the statue of Joseph Priestly on 12th October 1912 - at this point the unveiling party had adjourned to the Temperance Hall. Following the tragic assassination of the MP Jo Cox on 16th June 2016 (almost within sight of this statue), thousands of flowers were placed around it in remembrance. Priestly (1733-1804) was a 18th-century English theologian, dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and Liberal political theorist who supported the French Revolution and campaigned for the legal and civic rights of Dissenters. In Jo Cox's humanitarian campaigning can almost been seen a distant echo of Priestly, making the recent spontaneous memorial very apt indeed. Date: 1912
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
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Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left) 1. The Miller 2. The Host 3. The Merchant 4. The Doctor of Physic 5. Chaucer, the Poet 6. The Franklin 7. The Knight 8. The Sergeant of the Law 9. The Manciple, or Steward 10. The Oxford Scholar 11. The Squire 12. The Nun 13. The Prioress 14. The Nuns Priest 15. The Pardoner 16. The Summoner 17. The Poor Parson 18. The Yeoman 19. The Ploughman 20. The Wife of Bath 21. The Carpenter 22. The Haberdasher 23. The Weaver 24. The Dyer 25. The Monk 26. The Friar 27. The Tapicer or Upholsterer 28. The Shipman 29. The Cook 30. The Reeve or Bailiff.
late 14th century
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Mustafa Shokay, Khazak statesman and public figure
Mustafa Shokay (1890-1941), statesman, political activist, scholar and public figure, ideologist of the struggle for freedom and independence of the Common Turkestan.
circa early 1940s
© AEO Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools / Mary Evans
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