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English Illustrated Magazine

Published 1883-1913. Monthly 1s (later 6d). Initially published by Macmillan and edited by J. W. Comyns Carr, but with several subsequent proprietors and publishers. A combination of fiction and non-fiction, richly and well-illustrated, combined with celebrity profiles and articles on sport. (See DNCJ, where all quotations appear, for further information and references to additional sources; online edition ProQuest British Periodicals.)

Clarke, H. Savile.“THE HISTORY OF BILLIARDS.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 69: (1889): 666–72.
        Clarke debates whether billiards originated in France or England. He traces the history of the game by looking at memoirs, ancient literature, and philosophy. Later, he outlines the rules of billiards, mentions some historically famous players, and includes statistical data.
Ball, V.“THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KOH-I-NUR.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 91: (1891): 538–42.
        Ball provides an overview of two others who have written on the diamond, Tavernier and Bernier. On page 541, Ball traces the known history of the diamond from Agra, India, from 1665 when Tavernier saw it to 1739 when it was in the hands of Muhammad Shah, and explains how it came to reside in the Tower of London.
Ropes, Arthur Reed.“THE CRISIS IN CANADIAN HISTORY.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 169: (1897): 66–71.
        Ropes details the events of the Battle of Quebec in 1759; he chronicles the actions of Montcalm and the eventual victory of Wolfe. Four images are included and Ropes contextualizes the battle in terms of English politics.
Hayes, Thomas.“DRAMATIC MOMENTS IN RELIGIOUS HISTORY.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 63: (1908): [205]-213.
        Hayes outlines three lives, beginning with Clovis, the Christian King of France who was born in 465 and reigned for thirty years. Second, he investigates images of Martin Luther in the fifteenth century and last he discusses Thomas Cranmer’s involvement in the multiple marriages of Henry VIII. Illustrated.
Stone, J. Harris.“A FORGOTTEN BIT OF QUAKER HISTORY.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 104: (1911): 152–58.
        Stone explains that the ‘Quakers’ or ‘Friends’ were given their names in the mid-seventeenth century. The author investigates a gravesite in Cornwall that claims thirty six ‘Friends’ were buried there between 1659-1689. Stone explains that Quakers used to be prominent in that area and recounts the mid-17th century trial of Fox.
Goldsworthy, Arnold.“ANOTHER HISTORY OF ENGLAND.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 0: (1911): 505–14.
        A humorous history that purposely skips the stone age and begins one hundred years before the Christian era. Chapter one chronicles the arrival of Caesar and explains how the kingdom was transferred between various countries under different rulers. Chapter two investigates William the Conqueror and comical images are included. The satire ends with the reign of William II.
Kirton, L.“STRAY LEAVES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 105: (1911): 207–16.
        Kirton discusses four paintings at length. First are King Edward V and the Duke of York, the princes in the tower. The second image is of Lord Clarendon; Kirton discusses the events leading to his exile. The last painting depicts James II receiving the news of the arrival of William of Orange in 1688. The history of each painting as a material object is provided.
Cooke, M. Adeline.“WHERE BYGONE HISTORY GREETS THE MODERN PILGRIM.” English Illustrated Magazine, 0, no. 106: (1912): 357–62.
        Cooke tells the story of Alicia Lisle, the wife of a Parliamentarian who was involved in the sentencing of King Charles. After her husband was killed, she too was tried for treason, found guilty, and executed. Cooke suggests she was likely innocent.