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The best pictures of Winston Churchill in the Boer War

Posted in Adventure, Africa, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Politics, Railways, War on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The best pictures of young Winston Churchill are images of his hair-raising time during the Boer War.
The first picture shows Churchill leaping aboard a goods train.

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Churchill escaped an armoured train when it was ambushed and boarded a goods train

The second picture shows Churchill leaping from a train.

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Young Winston Churchill makes his escape by train, in the company of a vulture

The third picture shows future prime minister Churchill being arrested by future South African prime minister Botha.

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During the Boer War, Winston Churchill was captured when attempting to retreat from the Boer troops. His captor was Louis Botha who later became the leader of his country

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The best pictures of The Three Musketeers

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Bravery, Historical articles, History, Literature, Weapons on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The best pictures of The Three Musketeers are colourful and vivid images of these flamboyant historical characters.
The first picture is a group portrait.

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The Three Musketeers

The second picture is of the musketeers relaxing.

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The Three Musketeers, with D'Artagnan showing off by C L Doughty

The third picture shows D’Artagnan defending himself in Milady’s bedroom after discovering her wicked deception.

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The scene between D'Artagnan and Milady after he discovers the fleur-de-lis on her shoulder by Maurice Leloir

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The best pictures of Jack London

Posted in Adventure, America, Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature on Monday, 7 September 2015

The best pictures of Jack London show the itinerant writer on some of his many adventures.
The first picture shows him shooting rapids.

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Jack London, who escaped from San Francisco's seamy waterfront to go on a series of adventures which he later immortalised in fiction – and which made him a rich man, by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows London panning for gold.

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Jack London panning for gold during the Gold Rush by Horace Gaffron

The third picture shows Jack London in the frozen north.

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Jack London

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The best pictures of The Last of the Mohicans

Posted in Adventure, America, Best pictures, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature, War on Friday, 4 September 2015

The best pictures of James Fennimore Cooper’s famous adventure, The Last of the Mohicans, show exciting scenes from the popular historical novel.
The first picture is a montage of characters in the book.

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The Last of the Mohicans, the novel by James Fenimore Cooper

The second picture shows Hawkeye and Uncas in a dramatic situation.

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The Last of the Mohicans by D C Eyles

The third picture shows Uncas, the eponymous last of the Mohicans, plunging off the cliff with his attacker.

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Uncas and Magua plunged together over the precipice by Ruggero Giovannini

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The best pictures of Dick Turpin

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Best pictures, British Countryside, English Literature, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History on Thursday, 3 September 2015

The best pictures of Dick Turpin are images of his crimes, his flamboyant manner and his famous ride to York on Black Bess.
The first picture shows Dick Turpin holding up a mail coach.

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Dick Turpin attacking the mail-coach in Epping Forest by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows his night-ride to York on Black Bess.

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Dick Turpin by D C Eyles

The third picture shows Dick Turpin as both a glamorous highwayman and a vicious robber and murderer.

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Dick Turpin by John Millar Watt

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The best pictures of Long John Silver

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Children, English Literature, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, Literature, Sea, Ships on Monday, 17 August 2015

The best pictures of Long John Silver are all vivid portraits of Robert Louis Stevenson’s salty seafarer and roguish pirate.
The first picture shows Long John Silver with Jim Hawkins when he finds the treasure.

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Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins by John Millar Watt

The second picture shows Silver and his parrot.

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Long John Silver and his parrot, Captain Flint by James E McConnell

The third picture shows Long John Silver on board the Hispaniola.

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Long John Silver in a rage on the Hispaniola

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The best pictures of the Count of Monte Cristo

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Bravery, Castles, Famous crimes, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Literature on Friday, 14 August 2015

The best pictures of The Count of Monte Cristo show famous scenes in the historical novel by Alexandre Dumas pere.
The first picture shows the two unforgettable prisoners in the dungeon of the Chateau d’If.

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The Abbe Faria tells Edmond Dantes about the treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo

The second picture shows the Count of Monte Cristo agreeing a price for Haydee.

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Edmond Dantes and Haydee by James E McConnell

The third picture is a C19 photograph of the real Chateau d’If.

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Chateau d'If, from the sea, Marseilles, France

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The best pictures of Sir Francis Drake

Posted in Adventure, Best pictures, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Sea, Ships, War on Monday, 27 July 2015

The best pictures of Sir Francis Drake show him at famous moments in his life.
The first picture shows Francis Drake and the Golden Hind.

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Francis Drake and the Golden Hind by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows Francis Drake playing bowls before hearing news of the Spanish Armada.

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Drake, Hawkins and the other sea-captains playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe, when news is brought that the Spanish Armada has been sighted in the Channel, by Peter Jackson

The third picture shows Francis Drake being knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

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Queen Elizabeth I knighting Francis Drake by Fortunino Matania

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The best pictures of Moby Dick

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Best pictures, Boats, Bravery, Literature, Sea, Ships on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The best pictures of Moby Dick capture the elemental drama of Captain Ahab’s vengeful pursuit of the great white whale in Herman Melville’s famous novel.
The first picture shows the sheer size of Moby Dick overwhelming the small fishing boat carrying Ahab and his crew.

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Moby Dick by James E McConnell

The second picture of Moby Dick shows Captain Ahab brandishing his harpoon at the towering white whale.

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Moby Dick

The third picture of Moby Dick shows the terrible moment when the colossal white whale thrashes down onto the Pequod and destroys the ship.

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Moby Dick's revenge

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The best pictures of the Mayflower

Posted in Adventure, America, Best pictures, Boats, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sea, Ships on Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The best pictures of the Mayflower present different aspects of the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers.
The first picture shows the English pilgrims leaving Portsmouth for America.

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The departure of the Pilgrim Fathers for America in the Mayflower by Ron Embleton

The second picture of the Mayflower shows life onboard the ship and the celebrations when America is sighted.

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Onboard the Mayflower

The third picture shows the first pilgrims sailing in a small boat from the Mayflower towards the shores of America.

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The English pilgrims approaching America from the Mayflower by Ron Embleton

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