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British History (Angus McBride)
Punishment for the Forgers (Original) (Signed)

Punishment for the Forgers (Original) (Signed) by British History (Angus McBride) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: McBrideForgery (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Angus McBride (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 7" x 11" (190mm x 290mm)
Date: 1981
Signature: Signed by artist lower right

This is the Signed unique original Gouache painting by Angus McBride.

Forged coins were undermining the value of the official currency. The Bishop of Salisbury sent his men to scour the country for forgers. Many were caught red-handed and brought to justice.

Roger Bishop of Salisbury was the first man to hold the title of Chief Judge, this was during the reign of Henry I (1068 - 1135). The forgers were punished by having their right hand cut off.

From the series It's The Law published in Look and Learn issue 1005, 13th June 1981.


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British History (Angus McBride)

British History (Angus McBride)