‘Henry and Stephen Confer across the Thames.’ Wood engraving by Edmund Evans. 3½ x 4¼ inches. Illustration in James Doyle’s A Chronicle of England, London: Longman, 1864, 157. The subject here is the negotiation of the rivals for the crown, a scene idealized in pastoral terms by the vision of a pre-industrial England.

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