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An illegal funeral souvenir.

Funeral spectators were expected to be mournful and well behaved – Jenkin Evans had other ideas.

The funeral of a porter.

The porters were an important but criticised part of life in London’s trading community as they distributed messages between individuals. Hear about the arrangements that porters made for the death of a member.

The funeral of Rev. William Romaine

William Romaine’s funeral drew a large but peaceful crowd. The spectacular procession to Blackfriars involved many spectators, charity recipients and marshals from the City of London.

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Historic Graffiti at Hampton Court Palace, London

A variety of graffiti marks can be found across Hampton Court Palace, the Grade I listed royal palace located in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames. Historical graffiti at the site includes marks left on the King’s Staircase including dates, names, initials and even an engraving of a shoe! Further graffiti marks can also be found in the Cumberland Suits (including marks from the 1730s, 1880s and 1980s), in the Tudor Kitchens and in the Processional Gallery (also known as the ‘Haunted Gallery). The marks left behind on the royal palace give a further glimpse into the lives of those that worked and lived in the palace across centuries of its history.