Guy Fawkes

Guido Fawkes and his associates, engraving published by G Smeeton of St Martin’s Lane, London. Collection no 5286a This image shows the conspirators who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. It includes not only Guy Fawkes, but also Thomas Winter, Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy,
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Middlesex smallpox hospital poster

Inquiry into the proposal to acquire a Middlesex smallpox hospital, 20 September 1906. This poster has survived amongst Layton collection and may well have been part of his working papers. It symbolises the ambition of local authorities in the Victorian and Edwardian to provide public
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The Life and Times of James Catnach

The Life and Times of James Catnach by Charles Hindley, published by Reeves & Turner: London, 1878. Layton Collection no 1588 Layton was interested in the kind of chap books with rhymes and woodcuts which Catnach produced and there are several volumes about him in
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