Long lost art of first major global war discovered in Kent

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Exclusive: Largest selection of pre-19th century prisoner of war art ever found in Britain

  • David Keys
  • Independent

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.

Uxr 1aEighteen 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…

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