Wale. “Richard I. He was Born at Oxford, 1157. Crowned at London, Sep 3, 1189. set out on the Crusade June 29, 1190. Took Messina the latter end of the same Year. Defeated the Cyprians, 1191. Taken Prisoner near Vienna by the Duke of Austria, Dec 20, 1192. Ransomed for £40,000, and set at Liberty, 1193. And being Wounded with an Arrow at Chaluz in Normandy, Died April 6, 1199.” 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.