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Christmas Card, 1916

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Christmas Card, 1916

Christmas card sent by Cumbrian artist Robert Rule to his brother in 1916.

1914 political cartoon, keep Northern Ireland part of Britain

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Handkerchief, Political Cartoon for Northern Ireland, 1914

This Handkerchief, made in about 1914, has a political cartoon on it, campaigning to keep Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom

Comb Morion

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Comb Morion Helmet

The Comb Morion was a stylish sixteenth century (1500s) helmet worn by Border Reivers who were skilled horsemen, bandits and raiders of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands.

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Coin, Medieval, Edward I (1272-1307), London

This coin is minted in London and dates to the end of Edward I’s reign (1272 to 1307) or slightly after, possibly around 1310.

Souvenir jug, Queen Victoria

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Souvenir jug , Victorian

This jug commemorates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee which was celebrated across the British Empire on the 20th and 21st of June 1887.

Commonwealth coins

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Coins, Commonwealth era

The coin dates to the period of the Commonwealth of England, 1649 - 1660. Previously, the image of the king had been used to show that the coinage was backed by the government, but after the execution of King Charles I, a new, kingless coin had to be designed.