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The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England...
by Joseph Strutt, with notes by J.R. Planché
Published by Henry G. Bohn, London, 1842

Original, exquisitely hand-colored engravings with real gold and silver highlights —
one of only 25 produced with gold and silver — quite rare!
These plates have some of the finest hand-coloring we have ever seen.


Generally excellent condition
Sheet size: approx. 9½ x 12 inches • Original text accompanies print, unless noted.
Please click on the thumbnails for a better look at each print. (The entire sheet is too large to scan, so the margins are not shown, but are full and present.)

Henry the Second
Henry the Second

Plate VII

$75
(Bottom edge of paper has a tear,
well outside of image area)

Edward the Second
Edward the Second

Plate XIV

$100
The Earl of Salisbury, and Lidgate
The Earl of Salisbury, and Lidgate

Plate XLV

$100
Richard the Third, &c.
Richard the Third, &c.

[Prince Edward; Lady Ann; Richard, Duke of Glocester; Edward Plantagenet]

Plate XLVIII

$50
The plates below are from the Supplement to "The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England."
(Same size as above, printed by G. Norman of London.)
Plate I
Plate I

[Top: St. Ursula and her virgin companions.

Middle: Their martyrdom.

Bottom: The martyrdom of St. Alban.]


$50
Plate II
Plate II

[Top: Condemnation of Edmund, King of the East Angles.

Middle: Death of Edmund.

Bottom: Administering the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.]


$50
Plate III
Plate III

[Top: Oswald, King of Northumberland with his army.

Middle: the Battle of Maserfield .

Bottom: a miracle attributed to the Virgin Mary.]


$50
Plate IV
Plate IV

[Top: Cenelm, King of Mercia, with his attendants, hunting.

Middle: the Regicides throwing the dead body of the King in a pit.

Bottom: ancient habits of the Abbess, the Nun, and the Anchorite.]


$50
Plate V
Plate V

[Top: Edward the Martyr.

Middle: Assassination of Edward.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket's father, Gilbert.]


$50
Plate VI
Plate VI

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: The Baptismal Ceremony of Gilbert Becket's lady, Matilda.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: Nuptials of Gilbert and his lady.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket soon after birth.]


$50
Plate VII
Plate VII

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket becomes Chancellor of England (Henry the Second bestowing the royal signet).

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket promoted to See of Canterbury in the year 1163.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket approaching the king after refusing summons to answer charges alleged against him.]


$75
Plate VIII
Plate VIII

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: The flight of Becket towards Flanders.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: the condemnation of Becket and his relations by the king.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket's relations fleeing towards Flanders.]


$75
Plate IX
Plate IX

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket's relations searching for him in Flanders.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: Interview between Archbishop and his friends informing Becket of the pronouncement against him by the king.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: The Archbishop's interview with the Pope.]


$75
Plate X
Plate X

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: The Archbishop seated to the right of the Pope.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: The Archbishop's arrival in Pontigni.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: One of Becket's vigils previous to spiritual combat with the king.]


$75
Plate XI
Plate XI

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: The reluctant reconciliation between Becket and the King.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: The restoration to the See, Becket returns to England.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket receiving word of armed knights seeking to destroy him.]


$75
Plate XII
Plate XII

[Top: The life of Thomas Becket: The death of Becket at the hands of the four knights.

Middle: The life of Thomas Becket: The burial of Becket.

Bottom: The life of Thomas Becket: Becket's entrance into Paradise.]


$100

Strutt's Dress and Habits of the People of England

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