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1. The death of General Wolfe.
*The death of General Wolfe.General James Wolfe (1727-59) commanded the British forces at Quebec against the French and won a great victory, at the cost of his life. He was a...
2. The death of Captain Cook.
*The death of Captain Cook.The artist, John Webber, was on board HMS 'Resolution', anchored offshore when Cook was killed in Hawaii on 14 February 1779. This is the most...
3. Sir John Falstaff and his companions at Gad's Hill.
*Sir John Falstaff and his companions at Gad's Hill.'Sir John Falstaff and his companions at Gad's Hill', the frontspiece to Captain Charles Johnson's 'General History of the lives and adventures on...
4. Execution at Tyburn from Newgate Calendar.
*Execution at Tyburn from Newgate Calendar.An execution at Tyburn, taken from the 'Newgate Calendar'. Tyburn was the principal place of public execution in London from 1388 to 1783, and...
5. Smugglers, by George Morland.
*Smugglers, by George Morland.A typical depiction of smuggling in the 18th century. Smuggling was rife during this period because customs duties were high. Highly organised gangs...
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