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Column at Barnet

Column at Barnet

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 51.1.b

Length: 10

Width: 21.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Sketch of a commemorative column or obelisk in Barnet, Hertfordshire. The column was erected in 1740 by Sir Jeremy Sambrook to commemorate the Battle of Barnet between King Edward IV and the Earl of Warwick which occurred on 14th April 1471. The Battle of Barnet was one of a number of battles which collectively, are known as the Wars of the Roses in which the houses of Lancaster and York fought for control of the crown of England. Warwick was killed on the field and this column was built on the spot where it was thought that he died.

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