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On October 18, 1834, the old Palace of Westminister was accidentally set ablaze by the burning of a stockpile of tally sticks (wood) in a stove designed for coal. The fire happened to be rather fortuitous as the palace had been in dire need of…

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Joseph M.W. Turner was present in London for the burning of Parliament and certainly sought to make use of it. As the fire raged, Turner studied the blaze from two different vantage points (including from a boat) sketches the scene from multiple…

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Terrific description from The Cleveland Museum of Art (seriously amazing website; see source):"Fire consumed London’s famous Houses of Parliament on the night of October 16, 1834, and people gathered along the banks of the river Thames to gaze in awe…

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This image was created by Chris Ryann at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification in Dundee. It's based on his skull as well as descriptions in court papers.

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This is a skech of a full body skeleton that is labeled in order to distinguish different areas of the body. This diagram would have been used to educate future anatomists.

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This is a sketch of a fetus skeleton in the 17th century. The sketch would have been done at the time of the autopsy in order to act as education for other anaomists.

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This is a graphic cartoon displaying a man beheaded at the guillotine in which the french use to "refine" their people. The cartoon also has text in which the British hierarchy gave their support for this method of murder.

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanwas Laurence Sterne's first major success. This exaggerated depiction of the main character, Tristram Shandy, is from an original copy of the novel.
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