Wale. “Edward I. He was Born June 16, 1239. Ascended the Throne Nov 16, 1272. Conquered Scotland 1299, and brought to England their Coronation Chair &c. Died of a Flux at Burgh upon the Sands in Cumberland July 7, 1307 and was Buried at Westminster. And in the Year 1774 some Antiquarians found his Corpse unconsumed tho buried afore 466 Years.” From Barnard’s New Complete and Authentic History of England. London: Edward Barnard, 1781-83. Engraving. On sheet 14 1/2 x 9. Some light stains, but overall very good condition.
From a series of historical prints from Edward Barnard’s History of England. This delightful history was described on one of the prints as “A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind,-on account of It’s Impartiality, Accuracy, New Improvements, Superior Elegance, &c.” It was issued at the end of the eighteenth century in response to the growing demand for works on all subjects by a newly educated reading public in England.