Canadian destroyer 'Fraser' off Spanish coast with Basque fishing boats full of British subjects and allied refugees to be embarked on British cargo boat 'Baron Nairn'. 'Fraser' was sunk in a collision on 25 June 1941.
Bernhard Heinrich Karl Martin von Bulow (1849-1929) German Foreign Secretary 1897-1909. Responsible for Weltpolitik - colonial expansion. Reichschancellor 1900-1909. "Stay with us, Uncle Berhnard, ... " cartoon from "Simplicissimus" 23 December 1907.
The Good Bourgeois' (middle-class) after Henri Brispot (1846-1928). Frenchman sits in his town garden while bricklayers work on garden step. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 17 May 1893. France, Class, Labourer, Bourgeoisie
Death of Jules Ferry (1832-1893) in his armchair. Ferry 44th and 49th Prime Minister of France 1880-1881, 1883-1885, is said to have died of 1887 assassination attempt. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 1 April 1893. French, Politician
Philip of Orleans, Count of Paris (1838-1894), Grandson of Louis Philippe of France, Orleanist pretender to French throne, on his deathbed at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, England. From 'Le Petit Journal', 17 September 1894.
Saint Charlemagne': Students toasting Charlemagne (742-814) King of the Franks from 768, Holy Roman Emperor from 800, Patron Saint of Paris University. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 30 January 1892. France, Educatioin
?Temple of Dendera', 1845. Lithograph after Henry Pilleau (1813-1899) English artist. Hippostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor, mother goddess of Ancient Egypt. Archaeology Architecture Religion Mythology?
World War II 1939-1945: 'Tossing the Cans - Atlantic Patrol', 1941. Tom Lea (1907-2001) American painter. Naval gunnery crew firing depth charges. German submarines took a heavy toll of Allied shipping in the Atlantic.
The Cadoudal Plot to assassinate Napoleon I: The Royalist conspirators disembarking on the cliffs at Biville, near Dieppe, 16 Jan 1804. Plot failed. Prince de Polignac imprisoned until 1814 for involvement. France Watercolour
Battle of Britain 10 July-31 October 1940: Hawker Hurricane of Fighter Command, as first line of defence, on its way to engage German bombers as they crossed the south coast of England. First major battle fought and won in the air. World War II.
Baker's and Finnemore's Pen Factory, St Paul's Square, Birmingham, England. On left, blanks are being stamped from strips of steel with machines powered through shaft and belting, while women round sides of the piercing room are making a hole in the centre of each nib. Wood engraving, 1870
Mrs Bancroft (born Marie Wilton - 1840-1921) English actress. Famous for partnership with her husband Squire Bancroft. Believed in ensemble work rather than star system of Henry Irving, et al. Photograph published London c1890.
Boudicca (Boadicea) lst century British queen of Iceni, standing in her chariot with her weeping, dishonoured daughters raped by the Romans, haranguing her troops. Finally overwhelmed by Romans, Boudicca is said to have taken poison. Copperplate engraving 1824
Alexander I (1888-1934) King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1921-1929), King of Yugoslavia (1929-1934). Assassinated at Marseilles on state visit to France, 9 October 1934. Inset is Peter II (1923-1970), his son and King of Yugoslavia (1934-1945).
Torchlight parade in New York using Edison incandescent lamps. Generating truck drawn by horses is in centre of parade of men. Inset picture shows how current passed to each man. From Scientific American, New York, 1884.
Green (Edible) turtles - Chelonia mydas - and Loggerhead turtles captured on coast of Cuba as the females came ashore to lay their eggs. Turtle meat much prized, and Edible turtles were imported live into Europe as a table delicacy. Woodcut, London, 1832.
Huntingdon County Gaol and House of Correction, England, built c1828 to design by William Wilkins. Radiating principle: Treadmills for grinding corn and raising water worked by prisoners: Prison uniform: Chaplain, The Rev. HA Maule. Woodcut, London, 1836.
British; Writer; Religion; Christian; Protestant; Feminist; Literature; English
Hannah More (1745-1833) English religious writer and playwright, and member of the Blue Stocking circle of intelligent educated women, being introduced to Society by the Duchess of Gloucester. Wood engraving.
World War I 1914-1918: Field Marshal Allenby's entry into, Jerusalem, 11 December 1917. Haddad Bey reading the proclamation in Arabic. Allenby, British soldier and administrator, Commander of Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
Loss of White Star Line's Olympic-class RMS Titanic which struck an iceberg on 12 April 1912 on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. A Titanic lifeboat reaching the Carpathia. More than 1,500 lives lost. Disaster
Spanish-American War 1898: Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines, 1 May 1898, the first major engagement of the conflict. Commodore George Dewey's cruiser leading action. Overwhelming US victory. Print c1900 Naval Warfare .
Bayeux Tapestry 1067. Death of Edward the Confessor, King of England from 1042, on 5 January 1066. Above on his deathbed talking to courtiers including Harold. Below, dead with priest in attendance. Anglo-Saxon Textile Linen
British Empire, 1886, a Federation of Britain, dominions, colonies, protectorates, and mandates spread throughout the world and controlled by Britannia's naval and military power. Colonialism Jingoism Chromolithograph
Britain; England; Transport; Rail; Nineteenth century; 19th century
London and Greenwich Railway, Projector and engineer Lieut-Col George Thomas Landmann (1779-1854). Viaduct near Bermondsey New Church cutting across the landscape, obscuring the view of the church and completely at odds with the garden scene in the foreground. Wood engraving from The Penny Magazine, London, 9 January 1836.
Photograph showing Attorney General Robert F Kennedy speaking to a crowd of African Americans and whites through a megaphone outside the Justice Department; sign for Congress of Racial Equality is prominently displayed. 1963 June 14. Photographer: Warren K Leffler.