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Of Padauk Legs and Rats

In 1751, aged fourteen, Thomas Parker joined the Royal Navy where he led an unremarkable career as a seaman. In 1762, whilst bathing in Bahía de la Habana, Parker was attacked by a large shark. He survived the attack but … Continue reading

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Picture This III

A silver-mounted, walnut-stocked flintlock pistol by Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, circa 1802. The London jewellers Rundell, Bridge and Rundell were established in 1755 and in 1797 the firm was awarded a Royal Warrant which they retained until their … Continue reading

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