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Georgian era

Georgian patchwork quilt

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Martha Jackson Quilt, Georgian

Patchwork quilt made and signed by Martha Jackson, 1790

Georgian Mantua dress

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Women's Court Mantua Dress, Georgian

Pale blue silk brocaded with silver thread and trimmed with silver lace.

Hanoverian Medal

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Hanoverian Medal, Georgian

This Hanoverian medal depicts Jacobite rebels being hanged after the defeat of the 1745 rebellion. This vivid imagery of men swinging from roped nooses sends a powerful message.

Scottish basket-hilted claymore sword

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Jacobite Sword

Scottish basket hilted claymore sword left behind by retreating Jacobite forces in 1745. The claymore was the favoured weapon of Scottish highland clansmen. It was used in combination with the targe (spiked shield) and dirk (dagger) at close range in a tactic known as the highland charge.

Tobacco box

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Tobacco Box, Georgian

The lid of this lead tobacco box features a decorative African slave’s head. It is therefore associated with the transatlantic slave trade.

Spinners quilt

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Cotton Spinner's Banner, Victorian

During the Georgian era large mechanised cotton mills began to gradually replace the cottage based industry of hand loom weavers.