The National and Domestic History of England (Vol 1) (page 1/2)

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Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England Volume I (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916). The book is undated, but is probably 1878, since I found someone selling a copy with an inscription dated 1879.

In 2015 I bought the three-volume set from Bookends of Fowey in Cornwall, UK. Previously I had only Volume II and part of volume III.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Title: The National and Domestic History of England (Vol 1)

Author: Aubrey, William Hickman Smith

City: London

Date: 1878

Total items: 11

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Mediæval Queen]

Mediæval Queen

The Queen here is taken from the coloured plate Costumes A.D. 1200 – 1300; she wears a crown and what looks like a heavy green cape, along with other robes and a gown. She is seated on a wooden throne. [more...] [$]

[picture: King John Sealing Magna Charta]

King John Sealing Magna Charta

King John sits on a throne under a huge canopy and raised up on a daïs, a large scroll in front of him which is presumably the original copy of the Magna Carta itself. He is about to press a seal into [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Costumes, A.D. 1380.]

Costumes, A.D. 1380.

The coloured plate apears to be showing a queen, in blue satin with gold, accompanied by a young man who might be her consort and who is holding her hand, but who is on her left-hand side. Behind the wheen are two women, and in front two men, one bowing, the other holding one of two horses; perhaps the queen is going on a jounrey but one has to imagine [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Full-page simple border of twigs]

Full-page simple border of twigs

Full-page border of twigs; this is a single version of the four-way rustic border that does not divide the page into four. [more...] [$]

[picture: Arrest of the Duke of Gloucester]

Arrest of the Duke of Gloucester

On a grassy knoll, with trees, outside a castle, the King’s soldiers arrest the Duke of Gloucester on his horse. You can tell the King on the right by his crown and the royal coat of arms just visible on his horse’s caparison; the duke of Gloucester is identified by his robe, which is drawn using the heraldic convention for ermine. A boat is parked [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England Volume I (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916). The book is undated, but is probably 1878, since I found someone selling a copy with an inscription dated 1879.

In 2015 I bought the three-volume set from Bookends of Fowey in Cornwall, UK. Previously I had only Volume II and part of volume III.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3


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