Collection: Saturday Specials

This sceptr'd isle

Next Friday is both St. George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday, which has set us thinking about this confounding country of ours. England has a distinct place as the seat of power in the United Kingdom and a history that, on the one hand, is defined by ambition, ingenuity and bravery, but, on the other hand, contains enough blood, treachery and greed to embarrass any number of Caesars. St George might be our patron saint, but he was a Roman soldier of Greek descent born in Turkey. Shakespeare, England's greatest poet, was a jobbing provincial actor who never spelled his own name the same way twice but held in his imagination the experiences of whole worlds. Things are rarely as simple as they seem - but then you look at the various English landscapes, and their beauty requires no explanation.

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  • "Ape" (Carlo Pellegrini). Hugh Grosvenor 1st Duke of Westminster. "The richest man in England".
    Hugh Grosvenor 1st Duke of Westminster. The richest man in England
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  • BLAKER, Michael. Old London- Bank of England & the Royal Exchange.
    Old London- Bank of England & the Royal Exchange
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  • HOLINSHED. The Peaceable and Prosperous Regiment of Blessed Queene Elisabeth: a Facsimile From Holinshed's Chronicles (1587).
    The Peaceable and Prosperous Regiment of Blessed Queene Elisabeth: a Facsimile
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). James KENWARD (author). The Suburban Child.
    The Suburban Child
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  • PALMER, Harold Sutton, and G. E. MITTON [illustrator]. Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
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  • WHALLEY, Minnie. Maps of English Counties.
    Maps of English Counties
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  • BAWDEN, Nina (author). Faith JAQUES (illustrator). Carrie's War.
    Carrie's War
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  • COOK, Joel. England. Picturesque and Descriptive. A Reminiscence of Foreign Travel.
    England.  Picturesque and Descriptive.  A Reminiscence of Foreign Travel
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  • ANON. England - The Devon Coast at Teignmouth.
    England - The Devon Coast at Teignmouth
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  • FYLEMAN, Rose (author). Cecil LESLIE (illustrator). Jeremy Quince Lord Mayor of London.
    Jeremy Quince Lord Mayor of London
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  • VARLEY, Rev. Telford (text), Wilfrid BALL (illustrations). Hampshire.
    Hampshire
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  • SHAKESPEARE, William. [Works]. The Handy Volume of Shakespeare. 13 Vols.
    Works]. The Handy Volume of Shakespeare. 13 Vols …
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  • SPEEDE, John. Worcestershire Described.
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  • [EAST SUSSEX]. Twenty-Four Views of Hastings & Neighbourhood.
    Twenty-Four Views of Hastings & Neighbourhood
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  • ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). G.W. STONIER (author). Pictures on the Pavement.
    Pictures on the Pavement
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  • ORWELL, George. The English People.
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  • [WILLIAMSON, Henry]. The Gold Falcon, or the Haggard of Love.
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  • HENTY, G.A. (author). W. PARKINSON (illustrator). Beric The Briton; A Story of the Roman Invasion.
    Beric The Briton; A Story of the Roman Invasion
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