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(From the British Library's Online Gallery) London. A guide for cuntrey men in the famous cittey of London by the helpe of wich plot they shall be able to know how far it is to any street. As allso to go unto the same without forder troble. Anno 1653

(From the British Library's Online Gallery) London. A guide for cuntrey men in the famous cittey of London by the helpe of wich plot they shall be able to know how far it is to any street. As allso to go unto the same without forder troble. Anno 1653

Old Street Plan of London Bridge showing both sides of the river Pre Great fire of London of 1666 - Courtesy Peter Roberts.

Old Street Plan of London Bridge showing both sides of the river Pre Great fire of London of 1666 - Courtesy Peter Roberts.

The Frost Fair of the Winter of 1683-84 on the Thames (1685) as painted by an unknown artist. Notice Old London Bridge with its houses on it in the distance.

The Frost Fair of the Winter of 1683-84 on the Thames (1685) as painted by an unknown artist. Notice Old London Bridge with its houses on it in the distance.

Cheapside, from the visit of Mary de Medici, 1639. The signs on poles in front of the houses probably relate to merchants who used the lower floors as shops. They show the three nuns, the swan, the star (twice), the white lion, the half moon (twice), the hat or cardinal's cap, the black lion, the cross, etc. (not all on this page). The sign of the mermaid, an inn, is accompanied with a large garland, or bush, which was a common sign for an Inn of the period.

Cheapside, from the visit of Mary de Medici, 1639. The signs on poles in front of the houses probably relate to merchants who used the lower floors as shops. They show the three nuns, the swan, the star (twice), the white lion, the half moon (twice), the hat or cardinal's cap, the black lion, the cross, etc. (not all on this page). The sign of the mermaid, an inn, is accompanied with a large garland, or bush, which was a common sign for an Inn of the period.

tudor time period henry viii images | during the tudor period england became a richer place tudor england ...

tudor time period henry viii images | during the tudor period england became a richer place tudor england ...

Le Loke: On the outskirts of the Borough of Southwark was a hospital for lepers under the joint dedication of St. Mary and St. Leonard. Stow speaks of it as the Loke or Lazar-house for leprous persons, which stood in Kent Street, without St. George's Bar

Le Loke: On the outskirts of the Borough of Southwark was a hospital for lepers under the joint dedication of St. Mary and St. Leonard. Stow speaks of it as the Loke or Lazar-house for leprous persons, which stood in Kent Street, without St. George's Bar

Royal, millinery and court costumes during the reign of James I, 1603-1625;  Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Royal, millinery and court costumes during the reign of James I, 1603-1625; Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

series of original copper plate engravings dated 1774-1775 created for a late 18th century publication of “Bell’s Edition of Shakespeare’s Plays: As They Are Now Performed at the Theatres Royal in London”. These are portraits of Shakespeare theatre actors in costume for the various stage productions of the time.

series of original copper plate engravings dated 1774-1775 created for a late 18th century publication of “Bell’s Edition of Shakespeare’s Plays: As They Are Now Performed at the Theatres Royal in London”. These are portraits of Shakespeare theatre actors in costume for the various stage productions of the time.

From the British Library's Untold Lives blog post by Moira Goff, "George III and Architectural Drawing" (8 January 2014). Image: from Tobias Smollett, Continuation of the Complete History of England (London, 1760-65).

From the British Library's Untold Lives blog post by Moira Goff, "George III and Architectural Drawing" (8 January 2014). Image: from Tobias Smollett, Continuation of the Complete History of England (London, 1760-65).

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