Lot 1818

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Friday 31st July 2020

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Elizabeth II Coronation stool, with a rectangular top above canted legs, Crown over ER and Coronation to the inside of the rail, 47cm wide

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20th Century Indian white metal mounted wooden cylindrical scroll case, " Presented to H.E. Colonel The Right Honble Sir Francis Stanley Jackson P.c. G.C.I.E. Governor of Bengal By The Members of the Anjaman I Islamia, Pabna", with a silk signed scroll inside. Sir Francis Stanley Jackson GCSI GCIE KStJ (21 November 1870 � 9 March 1947), known as the Honourable Stanley Jackson during his playing career, was an English cricketer, soldier and Conservative Party politician. He played in 20 Test matches for the England cricket team between 1893 and 1905. Jackson played for Cambridge University, Yorkshire and England, named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1894. He captained England in five Test matches in 1905, winning two and drawing three to retain The Ashes. Jackson was a lieutenant in the Harrow Volunteers when he was on 16 on January 1900 appointed captain in 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) He left with his battalion in February 1900 to serve in the Second Boer War and arrived in South Africa the following month. He transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1914. Elected as a Member of Parliament at a by-election in February 1915, representing Howdenshire (Yorkshire) until resigning his seat on 3 November 1926. He served as Financial Secretary to the War Office 1922�23. In 1927 he was appointed Governor of Bengal and in that year was knighted with the GCIE and was made a member of the Privy Council. In 1928 while he was Governor of Bengal, he inaugurated The Malda District Central Co-operative Bank Ltd in Malda District of Bengal to promote co-operative movements. He was awarded the KStJ in 1932. In 1932, he sidestepped and ducked five pistol shots fired at close range by a girl student named Bina Das in the Convocation Hall of the University of Calcutta. Escaping unharmed and smiling, "even before the smoke had blown away", the Governor resumed his speech amid cheers." The attacker was tackled and disarmed by Lieutenant-Colonel Hassan Suhrawardy (the first Muslim vice chancellor of the University of Calcutta), who was knighted by the King for his heroism, later that year, Jackson was appointed GCSI