Spain, 10 February 1892: Four Anarchists captured during their attack on the town of Xeres attended by Roman Catholic priests as they are executed by garrotting. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 27 February 1892.
The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 in England began in Brentwood, Essex as a protest at the collection of poll tax and reached a climax at Smithfield, London. Richard II (1367-1800) met the Kentish peasants who, under Watt Tyler (d1381), were demanding the end of serfdom. During the meeting William Walworth (d1385) Lord Mayor of London, wounded Wat Tyler who was taken to St Bartholomew's Hospital but was later dragged out of the hospital and beheaded. Engraving c1831.
Engraving from a drawing by Kate Greenaway titled "Sir Roger de Coverley" - a juvenile Christmas party in the last century from The Illustrated London News December, 1879. country dance, jig, fancy dress, children, fashions,
Roman soldiers taking part in Decursio - ritual circling of funeral pyre. Detail of relief from the Antonine Column, Rome erected c180-196 by Commodus in honour of his father and predecessor as Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius (121-180) and commemorating his defeat of the German tribe the Marcomanni or Marcomani (167-168).
Sightseers aboard rowing boats enjoy the cherry trees that line the moat of Chidorigafuji in Tokyo, Japan on 30 March, 2010. Snow and unusually cold weather has delayed the blossoming of Japanese cherry trees throughout the country.
Royalty; Europen; Hapsburg; Sixteenth century; 16th century
Ferdinand I (1503-1564) Holy Roman Emperor from 1558. Younger brother of Emperor Charles V; an admirer of Erasmus whose principles he tried to emulate. From a copperplate engraving by Bartholemeo Beham, 1513. He is wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Perspective views of famous place of Japan: Nakanocho in Shin-Yoshiwaro, c1775. Utagawa Toyoharu (1735-1814) Japanese Ukiyo-e artist. Teahouses and shops lining busy boulevard at night by gate of the pleasure district of Tokyo.
Louis IX known as St Louis (1215-70) a member of the Capetian dynasty, king of France from 1226. In 1249 on the 6th Crusade Louis was captured and was ransomed in 1250. In 1270 embarked on the 8th Crusade and died of plague at Tunis. Copperplate engravin
Cheviot shepherd with his flock. The Cheviot is a hardy breed of sheep originating in the Cheviot Hills on the borders of England and Scotland and is mentioned as early as 1372. In the past, the wool provided the raw material for the production of tweed in the Borders. From Scenes in England by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured engraving.
Irish hare; lepus timidus hibernicus; Irish mammals; Irish wildlife photography; Irish wildlife photographers; Irish animals; hare coursing; farmland wildlife; animals of open grassland; long ears; alertness; watchful; alert; whiskers; fast land animals; mad as a march hare; march hare madness
Irish hare, lepus timidus hibernicus, Irish mammals, Irish wildlife photography, Irish wildlife photographers, Irish animals, hare coursing, farmland wildlife, animals of open grassland, long ears, alertness, watchful, alert, whiskers, fast land animals, mad as a march hare, march hare madness,
Victorian illustration from The Graphic newspaper, 1869 depicting the hustle and bustle in a narrow street of bird fanciers, buying and selling all manner of feathered bipeds. Market, animal trade, bird cages, skylarks, cocks, cockatoo, dogs, goats, black Victorian, street vendor, song birds,
David Young, landscape, Wales, Cymru, Gwynedd, West Wales, Welsh, Britain, UK, United Kingdom, tourism, holiday, Harlech Castle, Owain Glyndwr, Snowdonia, medieval, Architecture, fortress, battlement, North Wales
The Meeting' 1884. Oil on canvas. Marie Bashkirtseff (1858-1884 - Maria Konstaninova Bashkirtseva) Ukranian-born French painter and writer. Small boys on way to school fascinated by what older boy is showing them. Children Urban
Charcoal burners in the Lake District, north west England, known locally as colliers. 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).
Alonso, King of Naples, shipwrecked with his court on Prospero's enchanted island, amazed by the fairies, goblins and strange creatures preparing a banquet. Prospero, invisible to mortals, stage manages everything (centre back) The Tempest Act 3 Sc 3. Chromolithograph designed by Robert Dudley for edition of Shakespeare's Works published 1856-1858. Play first performed c1611.
Victorian illustration from The Graphic September 1872 depicting two elegant ladies collecting ferns in the woods. plant collecting, Victorian craze, Fern-Fever, botanists, Pteridomania, Fern Madness, British ferns,
?Louis XVI received by Jean Bailly, Mayor of Paris, 17 July 1789', 3 days after fall of the Bastille Oil on canvas. Jean-Paul Laurens 1838-1921, French Academic painter. Bailly, astronomer, revolutionary, and first Mayor of Paris
Louisiana, New Orleans, Garden District, St. Charles Avenue, Regional Transit Authority, RTA, St. Charles Streetcar Line, public transportation, tram, trolley, Black, woman, view through window, window, ironwork balcony, gallery,
The Seine and the Jena Bridge', 1875. Oil on canvas: Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) French Post-Impressionist painter. View along the river towards the bridge with barges carrying freight. In foreground is a small quay where barges load and unload.