Market Scene' (detail), 1574. Oil on wood. Joachim Beuckelar (1533-1574) Flemish painter. Peasant woman in broad-brimmed hat, apron over red dress, with eggs and chickens for sale. Trade Commerce Poultry Food
British; Tudor; Politician; Sixteenth century; 16th century
Thomas Bromley (1530-1587) English lawyer and statesman. Expert on property law; served on Edward VI's regency council; Lord Chancellor from 1579; presided over the commission which tried Mary Queen of Scots in 1586.
Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), commander of English army in the Flanders (1793-1795), leading the allied attack on the French camp on hills near Valenciennes. The town was besieged from 23 May to 28 July 1793, when garrison surrendered to the allies, Austria, Britain and Hanover. In later life he was known as 'The Grand Old Duke of York'. Engraving.
Afghanistan: Four armed men in cave, a fifth seated on rug eating. Man at mouth of cave points to an approaching missile. The reverse of anti-Taliban leaflet shows two men killed by the missile and the three remaining terrified.
Dunlins are the commonest small wader found along the English coast. It has a slightly down-turned bill with a flat, almost spoon like end. They eat insects, snails and worms and generally gather in large flocks.
Charcoal burners in the Lake District, north west England, known locally as colliers. Man stacking sticks of wood and building a pile or clamp which would be covered with turf and slowly burned to produce charcoal. From November to April the men cut and hauled wood. In April and May they peeled bark off the oak wood they had cut and this would be used for tanning leather. In summer they made charcoal, living in or near the woods in teams of about 12 so that there would be someone to tend burning clamps at all times. Engraving from The English Illustrated Magazine (London, 1884).
Village School. A 'Dame' School, showing the teacher spinning while supervising the children as they learn to read and sew. Two little girls play with a doll.In the spinning wheel stand is a bunch of birch twigs ready to hit the children when they were naughty or inattentive. Late 18th century.
Close-up of a piglet. This photo depicts close detail of a piglet in a farmyard. This image was taken in natural light and hand-held. The pig in this photo is living freely out of doors with its mother.
Vulture 2, Animals, Wildlife, Birds of Prey, Parkgate, Gyps Fulvus Sub Saharan Africa, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Western Somalia, Habitat open savanna and semi-desert, subspecies 2 races nominate N/Africa, pileatus East Sudan. whobrb
WW Jacobs. Wiliam Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) English short story writer, born at Wapping, London, best remembered for his short stories which ranged from the humorous to the macabre such as The Monkey's Paw. Jacobs in his study at Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England.
Second Boer War 1899-1902: Battle of Belmont, Orange Free State, 23 November 1899, British under Lord Methuen attacking Boer position. Boers under Commandant J Prinsloo fled down railway line to Graspan. Highland regiment.
EPW-3028 clover shamrock spring season seasons plant green grow saint Patrick's day st. Patrick day holiday tradition traditional good luck pick find leaf leaves leafed leaved rain drops clovers shamrocks celebration Irish Ireland object pattern carpet generic woodland rock stone granite vegetation WHOVIS WHOJFM
Artist's impression of the Benjamin Franklin's (1706-1790) investigation of the electrical nature of lightning, made at Philadelphia, USA, in September 1752. Franklin and his assistant are flying a kite in a thunderstorm and Franklin is drawing a spark off the kite string. Engraving from Le Journal de la Jeunesse (Paris, 1881).
Ferdinand Magellan (c1480-1521) on his ship 'Victoria'. Allegorical celebration of the first voyage of circumnavigation (1519-1522) led by Magellan. He was killed by natives in the Philippines and the 'Victoria' was taken back to Spain by the last surviving captain in the expedition. Engraving after Stradanus, 1522.
Canada, Rockies, National Park, Mountains, blue sky, crisp, clean, sharp, wilderness, remote, breathtaking, glacial, glacier, peaks, snow capped, ice, rugged, ice melt snowy Waputik Range, Canadian Rockies Banff National Park, glacial lake, vivid colour of lake as result of glacial silt, shows treeline, conifers, sedimentary, different layers of strata showing differential erosion, glacial out-wash, scree slope, snow color Peyto Lake color
Scotland; Tarland; Aberdeenshire; Tomnaverie; Stone Circles; Prehistory; Heritage; Dolmens; Mystery; Moon; Pagan; Iron Age; Stone Age; Megaliths; Stones; Druids; Worship; Burial, Worship, Iron Age, John Holmes, Jan Holm,
Francois Certain Canrobert (1809-1895) French soldier and Marshal of France. During the Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War (1853-1856) he was twice wounded at the Battle of Alma. On the death of St Arnaud (1854) he assumed command of French forces and was again wounded at Inkerman leading a charge of Zouaves. Engraving.
DRY WALL, VERTICAL BRANCH, SMALL LEAVES, PATTERN, GEOMETRIC EFFECT, REPEAT, Italian COUNTRYSIDE, Italy, VICENZA, DETAIL, COMPOSITION, STILL LIFE, BLACK AND WHITE, HOLIDAY, HOLLOW, SMALL HOLES, GREY, SHADES OF GREY