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Stamp-sized Elizabeth I miniature paintings to fetch $130,000

A pair of miniature paintings believed to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I to mark the end of her relationship with Robert Dudley are set to hit the auction block. Just 3/4 of an inch high, the stamp-sized pair is expected to fetch up to £80,000 when sold at Bonhams in

Britain’s oldest manufacturing firm: bell foundry dates back to 1570

The Daily Mail has a posted some photos from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London's East End, the oldest manufacturing firm in Britain. Molten bell metal – a bronze alloy of 22 per cent tin, 78 per cent copper – is poured into a mould at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in