Ray Alan, the ventriloquist voice behind Lord Charles, dies aged 79

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Across the Charles No. 1 paper print - mixed media Boston skyline painting collage

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18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

The Bunch of Grapes, Limehouse. | 18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London

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1920s gown by Charles Frederick Worth. In this period of time the demand for luxury goods, including textiles and fashionable dress, reached levels that had not been seen since before the French Revolution

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St Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. On 1 June 1533, Anne was anointed, then this crown was placed on her, a spectre of gold was placed in her right hand, and a rod of ivory was placed in her left hand. She was basically crowned as regnant.

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Dickens's London: in pictures

One of the earliest photographs recording a London industry, this picture is one of a series taken by Geoffrey Bevington, a leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey. Bermondsey was the capital's leather processing centre, and these pictures were displayed at the Bevington and Sons' stand at the 1862 International Exhibition.

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