The Queen's Visit to Tamworth, November 26th, 1843.Ye ancient towers of Tamworth, say Has Brighter morning been...Type of that building which shall be From spot, defect, and blemish free, When tiem shall be no more.
Letterpress and engraving. Two sheets double-side. 216 x 171mm. 8½ x 6¾".
St. Editha's Church stands as Queen over Tamworth, dating back to the early Saxon days. It was ransacked, as was the town, and destroyed after the Danish raids of 874 and 943. A Norman church was built in its place, of which parts still stand, but that was later destroyed by a fire in 1345. Parts of the church are made up of various parts of every rebuild, so can date back to the 12th century, and every century thereafter. Drayton Manor was built for the first Robert Peel around 1790, father of Robert Peel the Prime Minister who is commemorated with a statue in the centre of Tamworth. The most important visit to Tamworth and this manor was in 1843 when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stopped by during their tour of the Midlands. This poem encapsulates this visits and Tamworth's history.
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