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The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The film cameras were out in force for the state funeral of William Ewart Gladstone - four-time prime minister and undisputed giant of Victorian politics. This remarkably well-preserved footage is thought to have been shot by the Fuerst Brothers company using the Lumiere cinematograph.
Pomp and Circumstance
Funeral of Queen Victoria (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Royal Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
Crowds gather outside the Town Hall to hear the town crier's royal announcement.
Proclamation of King Edward VII, Market Place, Accrington (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Accrington
The Edwardian era kicks off with the proclamation of the new King.
The Late Queen's Visit to Dublin: Royal Procession Entering the City Gates
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins
In Dublin, the crowds go wild for a rare glimpse of Queen Victoria as she enters the city in spectacular style
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Apsley House
1897 1 mins Silent
Unusually detailed shots of the Jubilee procession
Funeral of Queen Victoria: The Procession passing into Windsor Park
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Windsor Great Park
The birth of a new royal tradition
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician