This Plate Representing The Review of the Queen's Own Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry, on Kempsey - Ham is most respectfully Inscribed to Col. The Honble. R. H. Clive, and the Officers of the Corps.By their obedient Servant. W. I. Pringle.
London Published April 20th 1839 for the Proprietor by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 480 x 680mm. Time stained.
Kempsey's history begins with a Roman presence, shown by Roman gold. Kempsey is named after a Saxon chief called 'Kemys'. It is described in The Domesday Book and was visited by Royalty. The village was involved in the Civil War, has ghosts, was a centre for illegal hallucinogenic tobacco growing, and has been the scene of a duel, a beheading, social revolution and robbery by highwayman Dick Turpin. Kempsey residents have gone all over the world, including on the Mayflower and to Kempsey, Australia.
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