Charles V, the Wise (1338-80) king of France from 1364. Regent during father's (John or Jean II) captivity in England after the Battle of Poitiers, 1356, during the Hundred Years War. He regained most of territory lost to the English. Copperplate engravi
Verney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894) English explorer in Central Africa. Born at Radipole near Weymouth, Dorset. Cameron's expedition to Africa (1872-1875). His party crossing the Lualaba River. Cameron was chosen by the Royal Geographical Society to find Livingstone, but arrived after Livingstone was dead. He traced the Congo-Zambesi watershed for a great distance, and explored the southern half of Lake Tanganyika. Engraving from Le Journal de la Jeunesse (Paris, c1879).
The Great Hall of Marshall's Flax Mill, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The roof is supported on cast iron columns, and glazed skylights give even overhead light. The machinery is powered, through belt and shafting, by a steam engine. The long fibres of the stem of the Flax plant (Linum) was processed to produce linen. The workers tending the machines are women who were supervised by a male overseer standing by second pillar on the left. From Great Industries of Great Britain (London, c1880). Engraving.
English; Exploration; Nineteenth century; 19th century
John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) born at Bideford, Devon, England. Officer in the British Indian Army and explorer of Africa. Accompanied Richard Burton's expedition (1855-1858), sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society, when he discovered Lake Victoria Nyanza. On a subsequent expedition of 1860-1862 he discovered the exit from the lake into the White Nile which he named Ripon Falls. Here Speke is preventing M'tesa, the tyrant king of Uganda, killing one of his wives who had annoyed him. Engraving from "Heroes of Britain in Peace and War" by Edwin Hodder (London, c1880).
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James Cook (1728-1779) English navigator, hydrographer and explorer stabbed to death by Hawaiian natives while investigating the theft of a boat, 14 February 1779. Engraving from Captain Cook's Original Voyages Round the World (Woodbridge, c1815).
Diamond Sutra. Cave 17, Dunhuang, ink on paper. Hidden for centuries in a sealed-up cave in north-west China, this copy of the ?Diamond Sutra? is the world?s earliest complete survival of a dated printed book. It was made in AD 868
Army of Muhammed IX, (Nasrid Sultan of Granada), at the Battle of Higueruela 1431. Shown as part of a series of fresco paintings by Fabrizio Castello, Orazio Cambiaso and Lazzaro Tavarone. Displayed in the Gallery of Battles, at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens; Kensington Gardens; Peter Pan; J.M.Barrie; Arthur Rackham; illustrations; 1906; 1st edition; first edition; children's storybook; children's story; fairies; The Little White Bird; London; London parks; The Broad Walk; The Serpentine; The Baby Walk; Fairies never say 'We feel happy' : what they say is 'We feel dancey'
Mexican-American War 1846-1848: US troops under General Zachary Taylor encamped at Corpus Christi (Kinney's Trading Post) on the coast of Southern Texas. The camp was set up in July 1845 in anticipation of the war with Mexico and was struck in March 1846.
John Tyndall (1820-1893) Irish-born British physicist. Professor at the Royal Institution, London, 1854. Worked on heat, radiation and acoustics. Died of accidental Chloral poisoning. Engraving from The Science Record (New York, 1873).
Revolt of Anarchist prisoners on prison Island of Salut, Cayenne, French Guyana, South America: A Protest against brutal conditions, it was mercilessly put down, October 1894. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 16 December 1894.
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Flooding at Tynewydd Colliery, Rhondda Valley, Wales, 11 April 1877. Scene at the pit head as anxious relatives and colleagues wait for the cage containing trapped miners to reach the surface - dead or alive after to day underground. Engraving from Heroes of Britain by Edwin Hodder (London, c1880).
seated figure of Xiuhtecuhtli the Aztec goddess of Fire. AD 1325-1521 From Mexico. This figure represents Xiuhtecuhtli, the Mexica god of fire. Xiuhtecuhtli is generally represented nude except for a loin cloth, with eyes semi-closed and only two teeth protruding from the corners of his mouth (characteristic of the old god Huehueteotl, with whom he is also identified).
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Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War 1853-1856. Plan of the harbour and town of Sebastopol (Sevastopol). The retreat of the Russians and the fall of the town on 8 September 1856 brought to an end the Crimean War. Engraving c1860.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman. Wellington in India at the Battle of Conaghull, 10 September 1800. On the gun carriage, centre right, is the body of Doondiah Waugh, the Indian leader. Engraving c1860.
Sectional view of a bone cavern showing debris of animal bones. William Buckland (1784-1856) English geologist and clergyman, considered the remains to be evidence of the Biblical Flood. From A Popular History of Science (London, 1880). Engraving.
Richard II (1367-1400) king of England from 1377. Richard entering London, 14 June 1381, during the Peasants' Revolt after persuading men of Essex and Kent to return home. Engraving c1860. British Royalty
William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), American astronomer born in Falmouth (now Portland), Maine. First director of Harvard University Observatory (1840). He independently discovered the Great Comet of 1811 and was a pioneer of astrophotography. Engraving, 1896.
US Mail Boat' 1855 or later. Oil on canvas. Leila Bauman, 19th century American naive artist.Paddle steamer travelling across a bay, gunfort on headland, right background. A second vessel moored beyond house.
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English printing workshop c1719. On the left the compositor is selecting type from the case. In the centre the printer is holding the inking pads which he will apply to the type for four pages locked in the chase in front of him. Woodcut.
The African attendants of David Livingstone (1813-1873) Scottish missionary and explorer of Africa. Livingstone's African attendants Souzi, Chouma and Jacob Wainwright, making an inventory of his possessions after his death. Engraving from Le Journal de la Jeunesse (Paris, c1877).
Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha defeats the Holy League of Charles V under the command of Andrea Doria at the Battle of Preveza (1538) Painting from a later period (1866) by Ohannes Umed Behzad. Turkish Naval Museum, Istanbul.
Forces of Muhammed IX, Nasrid Sultan of Granada, at the Battle of Higueruela 1431, as depicted in a series of fresco paintings by Fabrizio Castello, Orazio Cambiaso and Lazzaro Tavarone in the Gallery of Battles at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.
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false-colour images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-colour image.
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) teacher and ornithologist. Born in Paisley, Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1794 and became an American citizen in 1804. Considered by many to be the father of American ornithology. At the time of his death seven of the planned nine volumes of his American Ornithology (1808-1814) had been published. The final two volumes were completed by his friend George Ord. Engraving, 1896.
British; Religion; Christian; Society; of; Friends; Nineteenth century; 19th century
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) English Quaker social reformer. Fry reading to female prisoners at Newgate (top left); Addressing Quaker Meeting at Plaistow, Greater London, (top right); Her childhood home, Earlham Hall, Norwich. From The Quiver, London, 1882.
Sergeant Cuff examining Miss Verrinder's boudoir. He laid one lean inquiring finger on the small smear. 1883 illustration for The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. First published in 1868 and said by TS Eliot to be the 'the first and greatest of English detective novels'.
John Ray (1627-1795) English naturalist born at Black Notley, Essex. Pioneer of plant taxonomy (classification). Engraving by William Elder (1680-1700) for the frontispiece of an edition of Methodus Plantarum Novum by John Ray, first published London 1682.