This manual aims to fill the present need a comprehensive new guide to the protocol and regulations for the wearing of orders, decorations and medals currently in force in the United Kingdom and its associated territories. Card cover.
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An Introduction to Commemorative Medals in England, 1685- 1746. Their Religious, Political and Artistic Significance. Softback, 83pages, Colour illustrations throughout.
A beautifully illustrated introduction to commemorative medals issued in England from 1685-1746. The period covered primarily encompasses some 35 years from the accession of James II to the early 1720’s when a return to more peaceful conditions reduced the number of opportunities for medallic commemoration. Over those 35 years commemorative medals provide an unrivalled commentary on contemporary events.
By setting each medal in its historical context and in chronological order, its particular relevance to the political, religious or military conflict of the day is highlighted, and its use as propaganda against the power of France, and the Jacobite uprisings, is emphasised.
The allegorical nature of many of the reverse designs is explained with reference to the event commemorated and the lavish colour illustrations show the superb quality if die engraving around the turn of the 18th century, an activity which deserves to be considered an art form in its own right.
The 7th edition of British Battles and Medals, long established as the standard work of reference on British campaign medals, is now available. Over 800 pages plus colour riband chart, attractively bound in gilt cloth.
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