Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch
Dürer, born #onthisday in 1471, produced one of the largest prints ever – the Triumphal Arch for the Holy Roman Emperor. Altogether it’s nearly 3 meters tall and consists of 36 sheets of paper.
British Museum. One of the best collections anywhere in the World. London, England
The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Other British Museums on my Channel Natural History Museum; http://youtu.be/...
Visiting the British Museum, London
A photo tour of the British Museum in London, focusing on the Europe 1800 - 1900 Collection,
History of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom
The history of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom formally covers the period from the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 but is founded in the history of ...
Liberty of the Mint
The Mint was a district in Southwark, south London, England, on the west side of Borough High Street, around where Marshalsea Road is now located, so named because a mint authorised by King Henry VIII...
London Monster
The London Monster was the name given to an alleged attacker of women in London between 1788 and 1790. The attacker had a signature behavior of piquerism, the pricking or stabbing of victims with a k...
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Copper Bull
The Copper Bull is a sculpture in copper found near the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, now in southern Iraq, by Sir Leonard Woolley in 1923. The sculpture, which dates from about 2600 BCE, is now in th...
Copper Bull - Wikipedia
History of Harringay (1750–1880)
This significant period in Harringay's history witnessed the transition from a purely pastoral society and set the stage for the upheavals of the late 19th century.
Over the 130 years covered by t...
History of Harringay (1750–1880) - Wikipedia
The Gymnastic Society
The Gymnastic Society was an eighteenth-century London sports club for the pursuit of football and wrestling. It is arguably the first football club.
The club was established in London by gentlem...
Robert Dodsley
Robert Dodsley (13 February 1704 – 23 September 1764) was an English bookseller, poet, playwright, and miscellaneous writer.
Dodsley was born near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where his father was ...
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Keith's Chapel
Keith's Chapel also known as Mr Keith's Chapel and the May Fair Chapel, was a private chapel in Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, operated by the 18th century Church of England clergyman Alexander Keith...
Taylor and Sennacherib Prisms
Sennacherib's Annals are the annals of the Assyrian king Sennacherib. They are found inscribed on a number of artifacts, and the final versions were found in three clay prisms inscribed with the same ...
Taylor and Sennacherib Prisms - Wikipedia
First Exhibition (1756)
London's first ever exhibition of living artists took place during 1760, and was organised and hosted by the Royal Society of Arts. There were 130 pictures by 69 painters in the exhibition, including ...
Thomas Guy
Thomas Guy (1644–1724) was a British bookseller, speculator and de facto founder of Guy's Hospital, London.
Thomas Guy was born a son of a lighterman, wharf owner and coal-dealer at Southwark. In ...
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The North Briton
The North Briton was a radical newspaper published in 18th century London. The North Briton also served as the pseudonym of the newspaper's author, used in advertisements, letters to other publication...
Commission for Building Fifty New Churches
The Commission for Building Fifty New Churches (in London and the surroundings) was an organisation set up by Act of Parliament in England in 1710, the New Churches in London and Westminster Act 1710,...
Handel at Cannons
George Frideric Handel was the house composer at Cannons from August 1717 until February 1719. The Chandos Anthems and other important works by Handel were conceived, written or first performed at Can...
Handel at Cannons - Wikipedia
18th-century London
The 18th century was a period of rapid growth for London, reflecting an increasing national population, the early stirrings of the Industrial Revolution, and London's role at the centre of the evolvi...
18th-century London - Wikipedia
James Dodsley
James Dodsley (1724–1797) was an English bookseller.
Dodsley was born near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire in 1724. He was probably employed in the shop of his prosperous brother, Robert, by whom he ...
James Dodsley - Wikipedia
Hawkubites
The Hawkubites were a gang that terrorized the city of London from 1711 to 1714, during the reign of Queen Anne. It is claimed that the Hawkubites beat up women, children, watchmen, and old men in th...
Alexander Donaldson (bookseller)
Alexander Donaldson (bap. 1727 – 11 March 1794) was a Scottish bookseller, publisher, and printer. Donaldson was the founding publisher of the weekly newspaper, the Edinburgh Advertiser. He was also ...
Alexander Donaldson (bookseller) - Wikipedia
Robert Milligan
Robert Milligan (1746 – 21 May 1809) was a prominent Scottish merchant and ship-owner, and was the driving force behind the construction of the West India Docks in London.Having grown up on his wealth...
Robert Milligan - Wikipedia
Mohocks
The Mohocks were allegedly a gang of violent, well-born criminals that terrorized London in the early 18th century, attacking men and women alike. Taking their name from the Mohawk Indians, they were ...
Worshipful Company of Loriners
The Worshipful Company of Loriners is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. The organisation was originally a trade association for makers of metal parts for bridles, harnesses, s...
British Museum Act 1767
The British Museum Act 1767 (7 Geo 3 c 18) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.The whole Act was repealed by section 13(5) of, and Schedule 4 to, the British Museum Act 1963.
New College at Hackney
The New College at Hackney (more ambiguously known as Hackney College) was a dissenting academy set up in Hackney, at that time a village on the outskirts of London, by Unitarians. It was in existence...
New College at Hackney - Wikipedia
Great Britain in the Seven Years War
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1756 and 1763. Britain emerged from the war as the world's leading colonial power, having gained a number o...
Great Britain in the Seven Years War - Wikipedia
Nonsense Club
The Nonsense Club was a scandalous club of 18th century British satirists centred on Westminster School. Its members included the satirists and poets Charles Churchill and Robert Lloyd, the parodi...
Herman Moll
Herman Moll (1654? – September 22, 1732), was a cartographer, engraver, and publisher.
Moll's exact place of origin is unknown, although his birth year is generally accepted to be the year 1...
Herman Moll - Wikipedia