Wedgwood tea set

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Wedgwood tea set


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How tea was made


Four Chinese paintings showing stages in the manufacture of tea: picking, sieving, drying and inspection; 1801 – 1850.

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Cartoon about the opium trade


A French cartoon satirizing the British opium trade. The caption reads: “I tell you that you have to buy this poison immediately; we want you to poison yourselves completely so that we have enough tea to drink with our roast beef.”

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Treaty of Nanking

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Close-up of the Treaty of Nanking, which ended the first Opium War.

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Engraving of Treaty of Nanking


Engraving showing the signing of the Treaty of Nanking on 29 August 1842. Henry Pottinger, who signed on behalf of the British, went on to become the first governor of Hong Kong.

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Decoding the engraving


Key to the engraving of the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. Note the translation below the Chinese seal on the right.

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Video: The Opium War

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC Class Clip on the Opium War and its legacy.

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Viritual tour of Wedgwood factory

Source: wedgwoodmuseum.org

A virtual tour of Etruria, the main Wedgwood Factory from 1769 – 1950.

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Outside the classroom

Cutty Sark, London

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National Maritime Museum, London

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Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent

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Wedgwood tea set