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Taxing Times

England invested an inordinate amount of money in building and maintaining a naval fleet to better protect her island shores and foreign interests during the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. Government coffers were kept topped-up with monies raised through all manner of … Continue reading

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Reflecting Badly

A True ACCOUNT of the BEHAVIOUR, CONFESSION AND Laſt Dying SPEECHES Of the Criminals that were Executed at TYBURN, On Friday the 9th September, 1692.[1] Francis Turner, for Picking the Pock of one Philip Deaves. Aged 23 Years. He was … Continue reading

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A pair of George II Walnut Girandoles – Part Four

I have seen girandoles, mirrors and sconces that were suspended by string or wire twisted round nails hammered into the backs of the frames, or even the sides (which will at least keep girandoles and sconces vertical on the wall), … Continue reading

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