Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson
Finely detailed colour illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a wedding feast amid a rural setting. Robinson would follow this image with two more in subsequent years, showing dancing and a toast. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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The Wolverton Mechanics' Institute soiree
The anniversary meeting of the Wolverton Mechanics' Institute in the large engine room of Wolverton Station.1, 500 people attended the soiree, which was lit by gas and decked out with flags and greenery. Wolverton was constructed as a railway town by the London and North Western Company, and having built a church and schools for their workers, the Company followed this up with a generous donation to the The Wolverton Mechanics' Institute.
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'Vortigern King of Britain espouses Rowena a Saxon Lady...', mid 18th century. Creator: Unknown
'Vortigern King of Britain espouses Rowena a Saxon Lady, which occasioned the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain', mid 18th century. King Vortigern offers wine to Rowena at al fresco wedding feast. Rowena is depicted in British legends as the daughter of the Anglo-Saxon chief Hengist and a wife of Vortigern, 5th century warlord and possibly a king of the Britons. Rowena is presented as a beautiful femme fatale, who won her people the Kingdom of Kent through her treacherous seduction of Vortigern.
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