"Earl Howe and the Glorious First of June". The largest naval battle of the era pitted the British against the French fleet on June 1, 1794. France was attempting to deliver grain from the US to relieve the starving masses in France. Both sides claimed it a victory, but France lost 7 ships and their crew. However they managed to deliver the grain.
Allen’s boot & shoemaker London dated 1795. Obverse: The arms of William Allen’s family including six martlets and surmounted by another. Rev: Shield of arms of the Cordwainer’s or Shoemaker’s Company including three goat’s heads and surmounted by another. “Promissory Halfpenny” Edge: Payable in Chandos...
J, Lackington, Cheapest bookseller in the world! James Lackington ran a huge book store in Finsbury square, called the "Temple of the muses". He published his autobiography "Memoirs of the First Forty-Five Years of the Life of James Lackington" in 1791. Edge: Payable at the temple.
"Sir Jeffery Dunstan Mayor of Garrat". These Garrat "elections" were spoof election and were very popular, with up to 80,000 attendees. Local innkeepers and pub keepers profited and sponsored the event. People put forth rather unusual candidates to parody the features of the real election. Dunstan, a wig maker, was elected due to his grotesque appearence...