Exclusive: Largest selection of pre-19th century prisoner of war art ever found in Britain
- David Keys
The long-lost art of the world’s first major global war has been rediscovered inside a historic manor house complex in the Kent countryside.
Eighteen images of ships, scratched on the building’s walls by French prisoners of war in the mid-18th century, have been found by historical investigators carrying out conservation work at a National Trust property, Sissinghurst Castle, 13 miles south of Maidstone.
Together with 16 other previously known ship images at the site, it is the largest collection of pre-19th century prisoner-of-war art ever discovered in…