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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 45

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, British Countryside, Customs, Education, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Music, Religion, Rivers, The Graphic on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows lady bell-ringers.

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Fair Bellringers at the Church of St Andrew, Bradfield by Balliol Salmon

The second picture shows a chess tournament using people as pieces.

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A Military Chess Tournament with Living Pieces, Capture of the Bishop

The third picture shows tea on the river bank in Eights Week at Oxford.

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The Eights Week at Oxford, Tea on the River Side by Balliol Salmon

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Charles I in the Royalist city of Oxford

Posted in Best pictures, British Cities, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, War on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of Charles I in the Royalist city of Oxford are striking images of the army’s confident arrival and the king’s nocturnal flight.
The first picture shows the King’s arrival in Oxford.

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Arrival of Charles I at Oxford

The second picture shows the King’s rejection of Parliamentarian terms.

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Charles I refusing to give assent to the treaty at Oxford

The third picture shows Charles I’s escape from Oxford.

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Flight of Charles from Oxford over Magdalen Bridge

Many more pictures of the English Civil War can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the late Queen’s final journey to Portsmouth

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Religion, Royalty, Sea, Ships on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The best pictures of Queen Victoria’s last journey from Osborne to Portsmouth are melancholy images of the royal coffin being solemnly borne on the Royal Yacht “Alberta”.
The first picture shows the news of the Queen’s death being signalled at Portsmouth.

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The Queen is Dead, flashing the News to all the Warships off Portsmouth by J Nash

The second picture shows the “Alberta” in the harbour.

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Night, the Royal Yacht "Alberta" in Portsmouth Harbour by Charles Dixon

The third picture shows the Catafalque.

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The Catafalque on the Royal Yacht "Alberta" by F C Dickinson

Many more pictures of Queen Victoria can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of street traders in Tudor England

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, British Towns, Fashion, Fish, Historical articles, History, Trade on Monday, 26 October 2015

The best pictures of shopping in Tudor times are vivid images of street traders and their customers.
The first picture shows a variety of traders.

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Market and street traders in the Tudor age by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows flower and fruit girls.

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Street traders in the Tudor age

The third picture shows a fishmonger and his fishwife.

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Fishmongers in the Tudor age by Peter Jackson

Many more pictures of shops can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of an Elizabethan street

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, British Towns, London on Monday, 26 October 2015

The best pictures of an Elizabethan street are vivid images of urban life in Shakespeare’s England.
The first picture shows a colourful and characterful street scene.

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A Elizabethan street scene by Pat Nicolle

The second picture shows a street in the City of London.

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A Elizabethan street scene by Peter Jackson

The third picture is a cutaway of a Tudor shop and house in a typical town.

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An Elizabethan street scene illustrating a shoe shop and domestic interiors above by C L Doughty

Many more pictures of Tudor England can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Manchester Cotton Famine

Posted in America, Best pictures, British Cities, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Industry, War on Saturday, 24 October 2015

The best pictures of the Manchester Cotton Famine are vivid images of mill-workers coping with the cotton shortage caused by the American Civil War.
The first picture shows a group of mill-workers.

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The Cotton Famine, Group of Mill Operatives at Manchester

The second picture shows workers waiting for breakfast.

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The Cotton Famine, Operatives waiting for their Breakfast in Mr Chapman's Courtyard, Mottram, near Manchester

The third picture shows a shop in a mill for the impecunious workers.

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The Cotton Famine, Shop for Mill-Hands at Mr Birley's Mill, Manchester

Many more pictures of industry can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the iron industry in the Black Country

Posted in Best pictures, British Cities, British Towns, Engineering, Historical articles, History, Industry on Friday, 23 October 2015

The best pictures of the iron and steel industry in the Black Country are striking images of inside and outside the factories of the Midlands’ heartland.
The first picture shows workers in a Rolling Mill.

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In the Rolling Mill of an Ironworks in the Black Country by Henri Lanos

The second picture shows factories at night.

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The Black Country, near Bilston by H Warren

The third picture shows men tapping a furnace.

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In a Birmingham Ironworks, Tapping a Furnace and Running the Molten Metal into the Pigs by Henri Lanos

Many more pictures of industry can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of travel in the Old Coaching Days

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, British Cities, British Countryside, British Towns, Communications, Historical articles, History, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of travel in the Old Coaching Days are vivid images of the golden age of the English stagecoach.
The first picture shows scenes from the old coaching days including passengers taking breakfast at a coach stop.

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Scenes on the Road in the Old Coaching Days, I by H Bundury,H Alken,J L Agasse,J Pollard

The second picture shows nightfall on the rural highway.

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Old Coaching Days by A C Gow

The third picture shows more scenes from the old coaching days.

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Scenes on the Road in the Old Coaching Days by Sir John Dean Paul,J Pollard,W Heath,T Rowlandson,H Alken

Many more pictures of coaches can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Bridgewater Canal

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, British Cities, British Countryside, British Towns, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Royalty, Ships, Trade, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 22 October 2015

The best pictures of the Bridgewater Canal are striking images of the canal’s early days and high Victorian heyday.
The first picture shows the Bridgewater Canal Aqueduct at Barton-upon-Irwell.

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The Duke built the Bridgewater Canal Aqueduct at Barton-upon-Irwell (left); a horse and narrowboat at a canal lock (right), by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows a Royal arrival on the canal.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales landing at Throstle Nest, Old Trafford, on the Bridgewater Canal

The third picture shows Queen Victoria using the canal.

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Her Majesty's Visit to Lancashire, the State Barges on the Bridgewater Canal

Many more pictures of canals can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Dr Livingstone’s Remains’ arrival at Southampton

Posted in Best pictures, British Cities, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Missionaries, News, Sea, Ships on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The best pictures of the late David Livingstone’s return to England are striking images of his coffin’s arrival and ceremonial parading through Southampton before being taken to London.
The first picture shows flowers being placed on the coffin.

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Placing flowers on Dr Livingstone's coffin

The second picture shows the solemn procession.

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Arrival of Dr Livingstone's Remains at Southampton

The third picture shows another view of the send-off Southampton gave Livingstone.

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The funeral cortege passes through the streets of Southampton

Many more pictures of David Livingstone can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.