Knowles’ company in Malaunay Historical Background Malaunay, exit of workers in the establishment Knowles & Co., 20th century (B&W Photography)…
Exports from England
Exports From England Historical Background Study on trade between France and England Survey statistics from the office of the prefecture…
Opening of an English store in Rouen
Advertisement for the opening of a store in Rouen, rue Grand Pont, by two Englishmen, July 7 1787.
Massacre of Saint-Bartholomew, 24 August 1572
Tragic episode of the religious wars, the massacre of Protestants triggered in Paris on August 24, 1572, on St. Bartholomew’s day, continued for several days in the capital, and then extended to more than a dozen province cities during the following weeks.
Royal Pavilion at Brighton
Brighton is a town and one of the most famous seaside resorts in England. It was brought into fashion, notably by Albert Abdullah David Sassoon, the “Indian Rothschild” in the 1870s. Among its famous buildings, the extravagant Royal Pavilion raised as a residence for the Prince Regent, later King George IV.
Portrait of Dieppe
“Le Pourtraict de la ville de Dieppe”, by François de Belleforest (1530-1583), 1575. Wood engraving.
Enemy movement on the Norman coast
Letter from the Deputy Prefect to the Prefect dated June 19, 1811 ; title: ” enemy movement on the coast “
King’s letter to Captain Smith
King’s letter authorizing Captain Smith, English ship commander, to order under the French flag a vessel plying the slave trade, without receiving act of reception, recorded on March 17, 1787.
Cardinal Richelieu’s instructions to Captain Daniel
The end of the Hundred Years War placed Normandy away from foreign wars for several centuries. This does not preclude the province to participate in transactions, including shipping. Captain Charles Daniel, a native from Dieppe, who served many commandments in the Royal Navy, is a fine example of a naval officer.
World exhibition in London, 1862
List of participants from Rouen suggested by the admission jury
Movements of vessels in the port of Rouen
Report of the Chamber of Commerce, in English.
It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that the practice of free trade between the two sides of the Channel really develops.
Appointment of an English captain
Dated 1757, this document appoints Robert Farwell as captain of the Dolphin, an unarmed trading ship with a capacity of 90 tons and bound for Newfoundland, Portugal or Spain.
The appointment was made in the name of the Lord High Admiral “of Great Britain and Ireland etc. and of all His Majesty’s plantations”.
History of the Norman Conquest of England
“Histoire de la conquête de l’Angleterre par les Normands : de ses causes et de ses suites jusqu’à nos jours, en Angleterre, en Ecosse, en Irlande et sur le continent”
by Augustin Thierry. Fifth edition. Paris, Just Tessier, 1838.
Calendar of Paris – Rouen railway
This 1844 calendar depicting a railway commemorates the start of train travel in the Lower Seine.
The line, almost 130 kilometres long, follows the Seine valley. Work started in May 1840 and was in English hands.
Plan of a bathing machine
Plan of a cheap and simple rolling bathing machine consisting of a light
framework covered with canvas “as used on the coast of France” from the
archives of the Brighton Improvement Commissioners, c 1820s.
Maps of Rouen
Cartography of Rouen through ages
Maps drawn after ancient documents by Edgard Naillon – Published by G. Lanfry, 1955
Map of Brighton
View 1 : Plan of the Parish of Brighthemstone, 1792
130 x 82
(ESRO: AMS 4106)
View 2 : Map of the town of Brighton and its environs, 1850
by Ligott Smith for the regent King George IV
144 x 113
(ESRO : QDP 133)
Poster Le Rouen
Advertising poster issued by Chemins de fer de l’Etat et Southern Railway to promote the ferry service between Newhaven and Dieppe on Le Rouen.
Printed around 1920.
A Revenue cutter is a small lighty armed boat, used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers.
English evening dress: fashion plate from the fashion magazine “Le Musée des Tailleurs”
French male fashion was strongly influenced by England, especially from the nineteenth century onwards.
List of French Protestant refugees in Rye
Order from the Lords of the Council, 28 October 1571, ordered a survey to be made of strangers (foreigners) in the town and for undesirables to be expelled
Counterpart bargain and sale to Frenchman
Counterpart bargain and sale to Frenchman Anthony Cocke and Moses his son of vacant ground, 43 × 14 ft., outside the Strandgate of Rye under the town wall, between Thomas Radforde’s tenement and the new conduit for a rent of 4d a year. There are two seals, on tags, (1) a cock upon a letter N, with legend LE COQ; and (2) an anchor.
Certificate by the Mayor and Jurats of Rye
Certificate by the Mayor and Jurats of Rye, 27 March 1579, as to
the good character of a number of French settlers in the town, including
Parish register of Rye showing baptisms and marriages of members of the French church
A large French colony fled to Rye, a coastal town in East Sussex and the main landing point at that time for ships leaving Dieppe, to escape persecution.
report drawn up by John Holker junior containing suggestions as to how to combat English smuggling
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.