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Images Dated 25th July 2011

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Temple Bar demolition N110163 Featured 25 Image

Temple Bar demolition N110163

MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Temple Bar, City of London. "The last of Temple Bar - sketched on Saturday January 12, 1878". Showing the steam-powered crane being used to help dismantle the stonework. This incarnation of Temple Bar (the gate between the Cities of London and Westminster) was constructed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672. It was removed in order to widen the road. A reconstruction using much of the original stonework can now be seen at Paternoster Square. Woodcut engraving

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Defoe in the pillory N110160 Featured 25 Image

Defoe in the pillory N110160

MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Engraving of Daniel Defoe in the pillory at Temple Bar, July 1703. In December 1702 Defoe had published a political pamplet entitled "Shortest Way with the Dissenters" which satirised the high-church arguments of those Tories who wished to abolish the practice of occasional conformity (which allowed Dissenters to hold office). In May 1703, when his authorship was discovered, Defoe was arrested for seditious libel and was sentenced to a large fine, to stand in the pillory three times and was sent to Newgate prison. Defoe stood in the pillory on 29, 30, and 31 July, ringed with protective supporters

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