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Alfred the Great

Chart describing the history of Alfred the Great, King of England (849-901). Featuring a head-and-shoulders image of Alfred the Great and an image to illustrate the story of the King's scolding by a farmer's wife for allowing her cakes to burn. The bottom-right corner of the paper bears the pencilled name, 'H. Woodman.'

Ancient Irish Kings

Chart showing the ancient Irish kings, from Ugaine Mor down to Richard 'Strongbow', second Earl of Clare and second Earl of Pembroke. Richly illustrated, with a passage of text on the Legend of the Milesian Kings.

Chronicle of the Scots

Chart featuring a passage of text from the Chronicle of the Scots, with the heading: 'Julius Caesar conquest the warld fra the beginnynd of it - all bot Scotland' [sic]. Illustrated with warrior figures; a figure dressed in green, playing bagpipes; and a king in battle dress, with sword and shield.

Constantine the Great

Richly illustrated chart showing the descendants of the first Christian Emperor, Constantine the Great (256-337), down to Llewelyn the Great (1194-1240).

Descendants of the Magna Charta Sureties

Illustrated chart showing the descendants of the Barons who acted as sureties for the enforcement of the Magna Charta (the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest, created in 1215), down to Helen Tooker's mother, Emily [White] Perkins.

Descendants of the Magna Charta Sureties

Illustrated chart showing the descendants of the Barons who acted as sureties for the enforcement of the Magna Charta (the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest, created in 1215), down to Helen Tooker's father, Harry L[andon] Tooker.

Descent from Alfred the Great

Chart showing the descendants of Alfred the Great (849-901), leading down to Helen Tooker's parents, Emily White Perkins and Harry Landon Tooker. Featuring illustrations of a jousting figure on horseback, and a group of warriors seated around a fire as a minstrel plays a harp. There are pencilled annotations on the top right portion of the chart.

Descent from Royalty

Illustrated master chart tracing the ancestry of Helen Tooker's father, Harry Landon Tooker, and her mother, Emily White Perkins, back to their common ancestor, Princess Joan D'Acre; and from thence back to Clovis (b 466), direct descendent of Mark Antony, and Hengist, descendent of Woden.

Descent from the Druids

Chart showing the rulers of Britain from c 1300 BC to c 996 AD. To the right are illustrations of a Druid figure in white robes; a warship in the time of Bran; an early Christian preacher; the arms of Devise of the Pendragon, and Stonehenge.

Descent of the Cid

Chart tracing the ancestors of Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, Le Cid Campeador (c 1044-1099), back to Withimer, King of the Ostrogoths, and briefly summarising his life. Featuring illustrations of the city of Bugos and the Cid standing before a horse.

Druidism

Chart depicting the history and culture of early Britain. The top half features a painting of a Druid figure with arms upraised; behind him is a standing stone structure, and before him, a fire burning on top of two smaller stones. The lower half contains a passage of text on the history of Druidism.

Geoffrey Plantagenet

Chart showing the descendants of Geoffrey Plantagenet (1113-1151), leading down to Helen Tooker's parents, Harry Landon Tooker and Emily White Perkins. Featuring an illustration of Geoffrey Plantagenet.

Helen Tooker papers

  • GB 249 T-TOO
  • Collection
  • c 1950s

Illustrated charts purportedly tracing the ancestry of Helen Tooker's parents, Emily White Perkins and Harry Landon Tooker, back into early English, Irish and Scottish history. 16 of the charts are drawn in black ink and 7 in black ink and watercolour.

Tooker, Helen, 1906-1998, artist

Histories of the Saints and Martyrs

Chart containing brief histories of the lives of St Cyllin, King of Siluria; St Clothilde (474-545); St Charlemagne (747-814); St Helen of the Cross (274-330); St Arnulph of Metz (580-640), and St Vladimir of Kiev (d 1015).

John Rogers

Chart tracing the ancestors of the Reverend John Rogers (c 1500-1555), translator of the Bible and the first English Protestant martyr under Queen Mary I, back to Sir Tancred de Hautville (c 970-c 1058) and King Edward I of England (1239-1307). Featuring illustrations of St Paul's Cathedral before the Great Fire of London of 1666, and of the rebuilt Cathedral in 1954; the Arms of the Rogers and Courtenay families; John Rogers, with the quotation 'That which I have preached I will seal with my blood!'; and a quotation from Thomas Macaulay: 'The English Bible [.] A book which - if everything else in our language should perish - would suffice to show the full extent of its beauty and power.'

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