Virtual exhibition

Virtual exhibition



Wreck log of the Amiral, lost off Hastings - Maritime and Trade links
Commercial shipping registers show the extent of sea trade on ships leaving Upper Normandy.
Pevensey baye, engraving by Francis Jukes - Politics and Military links

Pevensey Bay, the landing place of William the Conqueror.  An engraving by F Jukes from a drawing by J G Shorter, late 18th century. PDA 443/2


“Château du Vieux Palais at Rouen in Normandy”, engraving by James Basire from a drawing by Louis-Jean Allais - Politics and Military links

As soon as he entered Rouen, Henry the Fifth started work on a new fortress where the Seine meets the western part of the city walls (this is now the boulevard des Belges).

Opening of an English store in Rouen - Industries and Railways



Advertisement for the opening of a store in Rouen, rue Grand Pont, by two Englishmen, July 7 1787.

Journal de Normandie - "Avis divers", page 6.

King's letter to Captain Smith - Maritime and Trade links


Observations of the Normandy Chamber of Commerce on the trade treaty between France and England - Maritime and Trade links

In this memorandum the Chamber of Commerce records its views on the navigation and trade treaty of 1786, having sent two representatives to England.

An engraving of Hastings Castle by Page - Politics and Military links

An engraving of Hastings Castle by Page, published in Picturesque Views of the Antiquities of England & Wales, 1786. ESRO, PDA H41


“Le port de Dieppe animé” by Nicolas Ozanne - Maritime and Trade links

Original pen drawing. 


John Holker’s coat of arms and his letters of ennoblement, registered by the Cour des Aides - Industries and Railways
Born in Stretford in England and a supporter of the Stuart claimant to the throne, John Holker had to leave his native land for political reasons.
report drawn up by John Holker junior containing suggestions as to how to combat English smuggling - Maritime and Trade links

In this report, John Holker junior describes the goods smuggled and lists the French and foreign ports where they are landed, and accuses some Dieppe fishermen of being involved.


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