Sketch of the Procession Usually Observed in the Coronation of our KINGS & QUEENS together with a PLAN pointing out Several new Paths and their Parts Adjacent
A sketch of individuals and their order in the coronation procession is featured at the top of the page.60 years as king, George III's was the second longest reign in British history. He was third Hanoverian monarch, but the first to be born in England and use English as his first language. His reign was curtailed by periodic bouts of mental instability,which many contemporary commentators ascribed to the strain of the American conflict,but was more likely caused by the hereditary physical disorder called porphyria. He was a cultured monarch who donated to the nation a royal collection of books as the nucleus of a national library, now held in the King's Tower;in the British Library.
A MAPP of the Parish of St MARGARETS Westminster taken from the last Survey with Corrections 7A
1 : 3692 This is John Strype's first edition of Stow's survey. John Stow was a retired sailor who dedicated his retirement to gathering information from records and residents of the Georgian city.The survey extended to include London and Westminster in their entirety, capturing London between Restoration and 18th-century developments.The land on Mill Bank is denoted "Marshy Ground". Renowned for its unhealthy damp atmosphere,it would become the site of the infamous Millbank Penitentiary, and later Tate Britain. Above this a "New Church" is in the process of completion. This would become St John's. Although the survey proved popular, Stow died in poverty at the age of 80, having been granted licence to beg by James I. Stow, John
A MAPP of the Parish of St MARGARETS Westminster taken from the last Survey with Corrections 7 B
This is John Strype's second edition of Stow's survey, published "due to Act of Parliament". This is a reference to the Copyright Act just passed in an effort to stop unauthorised copying of maps. John Stow was a retired sailor who dedicated his retirement to gathering information from records and residents of the Georgian city. The survey extended to include London and Westminster in their entirety, capturing London between Restoration and 18th-century developments. The land on Mill Bank is denoted "Marshy Ground". Renowned for its unhealthy damp atmosphere, it would become the site of the infamous Millbank Penitentiary, and later Tate Britain. Above this a "New Church" sin the process of completion. This would become St John's. Although the survey proved popular, Stow died in poverty at the age of 80,having been granted licence to beg by James I. Stow, John
The Plan of ye City of Westminster [showing five locations proposed for the placing of a new bridge]
1 : 3600 Due to the growth of the area in the 18th century, a bridge at Westminster became necessary.This plan shows suggested locations for the building of a bridge. The five locations proposed are: "A", the Horse Ferry on Millbank; "B", College Street or the Slaughter House; "C", the wool stable opposite New Place Yard; "D", Stephen's Alley; "E", Whitehall. There are evident concerns about the Whitehall location being too near the 'elbow' of the river. Cole, B.
Manuscript] Procession of the Coronation of King George the Second and his Quee
1 : 900 This manuscript plan shows the route of the procession of George II's Coronation, from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. George II's reign was dominated by the Jacobin conflict, and his reign was threatened in 1745 by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, who landed in Scotland. The Jacobite threat came to an end when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.The country prospered greatly during George II's reign, with the coal and shipbuilding industries becoming more productive, an overall growth in the population, and the establishment of British control in Madras and Bengal.
Plan of Carlton House and Garden, Warwick House and Other Houses on the South Side of Pall Mall and Cockspur Street
1 : 480 Built at the beginning of the 18th century for Henry Boyle, Baron Carlton, Carlton House house was purchased in 1732 by Frederick, Prince of Wales.It was in a poor state by the 1780s, and the Prince of Wales commissioned Henry Holland to reconstruct it.Work on the house began in 1783 and continued for 30 years, with neighbouring properties bought and demolished to make way for new wings.This plan shows the extensive walled garden laid out by William Kent along with the ground plots of other houses and stables in Pall Mall and Cockspur Street. Chawner, Thomas
Plan of St. James's Palace, Marlborough House, York House, Bridgewater House and Improvements Intended in St. James's Street and Thatched House Court
1 : 480 The plan shows part of the garden of Marlborough House.The neighbouring St James Palace, Thatched House, Bridgewater House, York House and other properties on St James's Street are shown with their respective lease-expiry dates.Marlborough House was built for Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, when Queen Anne granted a 50-year lease on the land adjoining St. James's Palace. The house remained in the Marlborough family until 1817 when it was returned to the Crown. Sir Christopher Wren had originally been commissioned to design the house, but the Duchess of Marlborough, unhappy with his work, took over the project herself. Work on the house started in 1709 and was completed by 1711. Chawner, Thomas
A Groundplot of part of the Citty of WESTMINSTER [Showing the route of the Procession from the Hall to the Abbey of the Coronation of James II 23rd of April 1685]
1 : 912 The route of the Coronation of King James II in 1685 was lined with His Majesty's Troop of Horses and Regiments of Footguards, represented on this map by groups of circles. At the time there were standing armies of nearly 20,000 men in British kingdoms. The procession moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. James converted to Catholicism in 1669, but despite this he succeeded to the throne peacefully at the age of 51. Aiming for religious toleration, James issued the Declaration of Indulgence in 1687. The following year his son, James Stuart, was born to his second wife, the Catholic Mary of Modena, arousing fear that a Roman Catholic dynasty would be established. The Protestant husband of James's elder daughter, William of Orange, invaded on 5 November 1688 and the army and the navy rallied to William, precipitating James' escape to France. James was defeated at the Battle of the Boyne, in Ireland, when he tried to reclaim the throne in 1690. He spent the rest of his life in exile in France, dying there in 1701.
GROUND PLAN OF PART OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, as it appeared at the CORONATION of KING GEORGE III.1761. (From Rocque''s scare plan of London,)
This is a proof plan details the procession platform, covered in blue cloth, that led from Westminster Hall to the Abbey and the Coronation Theatre within the Abbey. With 60 years as king, George III had the second longest reign in British history. He was third Hanoverian monarch, but the first to be born in England and use English as his first language. His reign was curtailed by bouts of mental instability, blamed by many contemporary commentators on the strain of the American conflict, but more likely caused by the160 hereditary physical disorder porphyria. He was a cultured monarch who donated to the nation a collection of books as the nucleus of a national library, now held in the King's Tower in the British Library. Major, John