Times of turmoil

Ten objects exploring how NatWest Group and its past and present constituent banks have coped with times of danger and upheaval in history.

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Account ledger kept by goldsmith-banker Robert Blanchard during the Great Plague and Great Fire of London.

Diary kept by John Campbell, cashier of the Royal Bank of Scotland, during the Jacobite Rising.

Gun bought by Messrs Drummond in the aftermath of the Gordon Riots.

Records kept by the Royal Bank of Scotland's directors during a financial crisis.

Notes kept by a Manchester banker during the Overend, Gurney crisis.

Notice to branch managers of Williams Deacon's Bank announcing the long bank holiday at the outbreak of the First World War.

Lapel pin given to contributors to national fundraising during the First World War.

Glasses of Thomas Mitchell, manager of Ulster Bank's Tullamore branch.

Film depicting life and work at Westminster Bank's head office in wartime.

Issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.