1907 United Kingdom Lewes Martyr’s Monument Postcard shipped to 46 Free School Street Calcutta India


The postcard features the Lewes Martyrs' Monument, located in Lewes, East Sussex, England. This monument commemorates the Protestant martyrs who were burned at the stake in the town during the Marian Persecutions in the 16th century.

The front of the postcard shows an image of the Lewes Martyrs' Monument, a tall obelisk structure, situated on Cliffe Hill in Lewes. The caption at the bottom reads:


There is also a handwritten message at the bottom that reads:

"Dearest Uncle, Have you ever seen this monument? I don't think you have. Hope all are well. Love, [name]."

The postcard is published by Photochrom Co., Ltd., London.

The back of the postcard includes a handwritten address and is addressed to:

Mr. S. Smith
Lewes House
46 Free School Street

The postcard is postmarked from London, W., and dated October 18, 1907. It features a one-penny stamp.

The Lewes Martyrs' Monument was erected in 1901 to commemorate the seventeen Protestant martyrs who were executed in Lewes between 1555 and 1557 during the reign of Queen Mary I, also known as "Bloody Mary." These individuals were executed for their Protestant faith, and the monument stands as a reminder of their sacrifice and the religious turmoil of the period.

Photochrom Co., Ltd., based in London, was a notable publisher of postcards during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were known for their high-quality photographic reproductions and scenic views of various landmarks.

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Size: 14 cm x 9 cm
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