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[A plan of the temporary kitchen for the coronation og George II at Westminster]

[A plan of the temporary kitchen for the coronation og George II at Westminster]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1727

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 11.37

Item number: 37

Length: 470

Width: 686

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 9" : 100 feet

This plan features an elevation of the temporary kitchens set up to cater for the banquet of the coronation of George II. A silver scullery, butchery and poultry and pastry areas are featured. 

George II's reign was overshadowed by the Jacobite rebellion, beginning in 1745 when the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, landed in Scotland. The Jacobite threat ended when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. The country prospered greatly during George II's reign with expansions of the coal and shipbuilding industries, a general growth in population, and Madras and Bengal coming under British control.

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