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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.

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…

A portrait of Catherine Hyde being her eccentric self and wearing her favorite apron

A painting of Dorothy Townshend (nee Walpole) sister of England first de facto prime minister Robert Walpole and step-grandmother to Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who degreed the infamous Townshend Acts on the American Colonies.

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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 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 sketch depicting a rich merchant in an art gallery in the eighteenth centry. The sketch also has a caption attached with a Shakespeare quote.

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.

The second best selling book in history, John Bunyan gives an account of Christian, a sinner that has recently decided to leave the town of destruction and journey towards Heaven.

Wildly popular since its release, The Pilgrim's Progress set out…

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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