Wale. “Henry I. He was Born in the Year 1068. Crowned Aug 5, 1100. Surfeited himself with Eating Lampreys, at Lyons, near Rouen in Normandy. Died Dec 1, 1135. His body was brought over to England, and Buried at Reading.” 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.