Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England Volume III (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. The engravings are mostly anonymous, and hence out of copyright; the author died more than 75 years ago, and so the text is out of copyright; any photographs were taken more than 50 years ago and are out of copyright. The status of signed engravings would depend on the artist, but I have not yet uploaded any such items. Check the individual image descriptions for more information.
You can also see Volume II; my Volume 2 is about three times as thick as my volume 3, and there is a gap between them, so I think in fact I have only the middle of volume III here.
This wood-engraving shows the two sides of a halfpenny from 1699, in the reign of King William III of England. The coin has the King’s portrait on the front and Britannia seated in her chariot on the obverse. Britannia appears to have generous breasts, bare feet, a frond or feather ,a spear, and a shield [...] [more...]
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