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The best pictures from educational trade cards, 109

Posted in Anniversary, Architecture, Best pictures, Christmas, Country House, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Invasions, Leisure, Music, Religion, Saints, War on Thursday, 26 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows Wagner conducting Siegfried’s Idyll at Triebschen to celebrate the birth of his son, Siegfried.

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Wagner conducts Siegfried's Idyll at Triebschen to celebrate the birth of his son

The second picture shows Saladdin’s entry into Jerusalem.

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Saladdin's Entry Into Jerusalem

The third picture shows a cook roasting a goose on St Martin’s Day, Germany, in the 18th Century.

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Roasting a goose on St Martin's Day, Germany, 18th Century

High-resolution scans of all educational cards can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from educational trade cards, 90

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, Country House, Educational card, Historical articles, History, Law, Sea, War on Thursday, 26 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from our large collection of 19th and early 20th century educational trade cards.
The first picture shows a Russian Country House.

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A Russian Country House

The second picture shows San Francisco and the prison island, Alcatraz.

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San Francisco and Alcatraz

The third picture shows the distribution of tinned food to soldiers in India.

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Distribution of tinned food to soldiers in India

High-resolution scans of all educational cards can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

Jane Austen, the English novelist

Posted in British Countryside, Country House, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Literature on Sunday, 22 November 2015

This rather restrained portrait of a rather humourless Jane Austen is in fact based on a watercolour by her sister Cassandra, in which the witty and amusing novelist of the English Gentry appears to be furiously grumpy and even plain cross. Our picture, happily, has lightened her mood and brightened her expression, so that her cheeks draw colour from the pretty pink ribbon in her cap.

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Jane Austen by Horace Gaffron

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Queen Elizabeth I visiting a country house

Posted in Architecture, British Countryside, Country House, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

This colourful Shakespearean picture shows a famous spectacle in Tudor England, that of the much-dreaded Royal Elizabethan Progress. Queen Elizabeth would travel with her entourage across country and counties to various ancestral homes of her aristocratic courtiers and ministers, where she expected food, entertainment and intellectual stimulation, a not inconsiderable strain on the purses and imagination of England’s nobility.

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Queen Elizabeth I visiting a country house by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 71

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Country House, Exploration, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, Travel on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Dr Kane and the companions of his Arctic Expedition.

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Dr Kane and the Companions of his Arctic Expedition

The second picture shows the Tomb of Soudja Daolat, Delhi.

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The Tomb of Soudja Daolat, Delhi

The third picture shows the arrival of Queen Victoria at Aston Hall.

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The Arrival of Her Majesty at Aston Hall

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 40

Posted in America, Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Country House, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the arrival of Her Majesty at Stoneleigh Abbey.

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The Arrival of Her Majesty at Stoneleigh Abbey

The second picture shows the dungeon of Marie Antoinette.

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The Conciergerie, Paris, Dungeon of Marie Antoinette

The third picture shows the New York 7th Regiment on Georgetown Heights, Washington.

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The Civil War in America, the Camp of the New York 7th Regiment on Georgetown Heights, Washington by A R Ward

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 9

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Country House, Famous battles, Famous landmarks, Geography, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, The Illustrated Times, War on Sunday, 15 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a panoramic view of the fortifications, town and harbour of Sebastopol.

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Panoramic View of the Fortifications, Town, and Harbour of Sebastopol

The second picture shows an English Baronial Hall in the High Middle Ages.

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A Baronial Hall by Cattermole

The third picture shows a reminiscence of the Council of Trent.

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A Reminiscence of the Council of Trent, Deputies to the Council on their Way to the Assembly after Hearing Mass in the Cathedral

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Chateau de Saint-Germain

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Religion, Royalty on Friday, 6 November 2015

The best pictures of the Chateau de Saint-Germain are striking images of the vast palace which was home to the exiled James II for thirteen years.
The first picture shows the chateau.

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Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The second picture shows the courtyard.

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Saint-Germain, Chateau, Cour Interieure

The third picture shows the staircase in the chateau.

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Saint-Germain, Escalier du Chateau

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

The best pictures of Kimbolton Castle

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Countryside, Castles, Country House, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of Kimbolton Castle are striking images of this fine house which was the country seat of the Earls and Dukes of Manchester.
The first picture shows a general view.

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Kimbolton Castle

The second picture shows a montage of views.

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Kimbolton Castle by G Montbard

The third picture shows a fine view of the garden facade.

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Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, the Seat of the Duke of Manchester

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

The best pictures of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

Posted in Best pictures, Country House, Historical articles, History, Politics, Royalty, Ships, War on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich are striking portraits of a soldier who served both Cromwell and Charles II with courage and distinction.
The first picture shows a martial portrait of the Parliamentarian admiral with canon and battleship.

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Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich

The second picture shows the Royalist Montagu as Master of the Great Wardrobe after the Restoration.

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Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich

The third picture shows Hinchinbrook, the country seat of the Montagus and once the home of the Cromwells.

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Hinchinbrook, country seat of the Earls of Sandwich by J D Harding (after)

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