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Unlocking History at Waddesdon Manor

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) filled his home at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, with a sizable collection of eighteenth century French art and associated ephemera from the Revolution in 1789 through to the July, or Second French, Revolution of 1830. Among its collections are the Tableaux de la Révolution and a series of eighteenth century continental trade cards. The prints portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and culminate around the time of Napoleon. Academics from the University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London helped to preserve these national treasures by digitising the content. Waddesdon Manor has used this new digital content to create a free, online catalogue so academics and the wider public can view the collections from anywhere in the world.

Unlocking History

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

Academics from the University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with Waddesdon Manor, have helped to preserve these prints & images by digitising and cataloguing the content for online publication via a free digital archive.

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Tableaux de la Revolution- part 1

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

The prints portrayed in this five part series portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, culminating around the time of Napoleon.

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Tableaux de la Revolution- part 2

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

The prints portrayed in this five part series portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, culminating around the time of Napoleon.

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Tableaux de la Revolution- part 3

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

The prints portrayed in this five part series portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, culminating around the time of Napoleon.

Download

Tableaux de la Revolution- part 4

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

The prints portrayed in this five part series portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, culminating around the time of Napoleon.

Download

Tableaux de la Revolution- part 5

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

The prints portrayed in this five part series portray key moments in France's revolutionary period, including the storming of the Bastille and the executions of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, culminating around the time of Napoleon.

Download

The Birth of Modern Advertising- part 1

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

Waddesdon Manor currently houses a sizable collection of rarely seen eighteenth century continental trade cards. There are four parts to this series of videos discussing a selection of the trade cards.

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The Birth of Modern Advertising- part 2

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

Waddesdon Manor currently houses a sizable collection of rarely seen eighteenth century continental trade cards. There are four parts to this series of videos discussing a selection of the trade cards.

Download

The Birth of Modern Advertising- part 3

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

Waddesdon Manor currently houses a sizable collection of rarely seen eighteenth century continental trade cards. There are four parts to this series of videos discussing a selection of the trade cards.

Download

The Birth of Modern Advertising- part 4

14:44 Thu 24 Jan 2013

Waddesdon Manor currently houses a sizable collection of rarely seen eighteenth century continental trade cards. There are four parts to this series of videos discussing a selection of the trade cards.

Download