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Theatre Royal, Birmingham.

24 September 2018

Playbill advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham which principally takes the form of an apology announcing that the lead of the evening’s entertainment, Italian...

The historians

20 September 2018

A lady (Mrs. Catherine Macaulay) with an aquiline profile sits at a table opposite a clergy man (Dr. Wilson) as she writes with a quill pen. The walls are lined with full bookshelves...

Transfer print snuff box with portrait of Caroline of Brunswick

17 September 2018

Circular snuff box, varnished with a gilt edge. The lid shows a portrait of Caroline of Brunswick at center and bears the text ‘Queen Caroline of England’ at foot. Title: [Transfer...

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant…

14 September 2018

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.” Author: Scotland. Lord Advocate...